Carrie Preston is ready to bring The Good Wife's Elsbeth Tascioni back to life…so what's the hold up?
Preston, who won an Emmy for the role in 2013 and is up for another for her work in The Good Wife's final season, became a fan-favorite as the eccentric lawyer. In fact, she was such a favorite that when talk of a Good Wife spinoff first surfaced many expected it to involve her wacky redheaded attorney. The Good Wife is getting a spinoff focused on Christine Baranski's Diane Lockhart and Cush Jumbo's Lucca Quinn…now where's Elsbeth?
"Well, you know as actors these things, sadly, are not in our hands to decide," Preston told E! News' Erin Lim at the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group Celebration. "But if they were to call, of course I'll be there."
Preston said she'd "love" to bring Elsbeth Tascioni back into the fold for The Good Wife spinoff. "It's the best character I've ever gotten to play, no offense to Arlene on True Blood, but Elsbeth was like a real gift…I would take any opportunity to go and bring her back to life again," she told us.
You hear that, CBS? The untitled spinoff will be on CBS All Access, the network's streaming platform. Events take place a year after The Good Wife series finale and follows the law firm post-Alicia Florrick. Because of its setting, there's a chance viewers could see Preston return and even Julianna Margulies return as Alicia.
Watch the video up top to hear more from Preston about her Emmy nomination for playing Elsbeth in The Good Wife's final season.