Good Wife season 5 real reason Will died & more revealed by Will actor Josh Charles. Recently, TV Line talked with “The Good Wife” Will Gardner star, Josh Charles (left), to get the skinny on why his character was abruptly killed off the show like that. It turns out that it was all Josh’s decision to leave, because he was just ready to move on.
When asked about it, point blank, Josh said: “It wasn’t anything bad. Creatively, I was just ready to move on to the next chapter. After having a long conversation with Julianna, and with series co-creators Robert and Michelle King, I liked the idea of coming back and doing a finite amount of episodes.
It all sounded like positives for me and for the show, and that turned out to be true. Once the decision was made and we knew what we were doing, it made it very special for me because I knew going into this season that this would be my last year, that I would be doing these 15 episodes. And it gave everything a real heightened quality for me.”
Next, he revealed that his decision to leave was made last year, stating, “I knew last year. Through discussions with the producers and Julianna, we all kind of thought of an idea that included me coming back this year to do a set amount of 15 episodes, and really build towards something and give the character a more proper goodbye.” Josh was also very supportive of the way they just killed his character like that. He stated: “I was very supportive of it. I thought it sounded really powerful and strong and shocking.”
When asked about any possible regrets for walking away from his award-winning character, Josh basically said, nah, not really, stating, “No. Creatively, I’m excited about where this year has gone, and the depths that they’ve taken Will to has been really interesting for me. It has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. But you just kind of know sometimes when you’re ready to move on to new experiences. And that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with this experience. It’s more about what I want to explore. It does me no good to second-guess that.”
Next, Josh talked about how sad it was to leave his peeps behind, stating, “It’s sad, obviously. The beauty of television is the sense that, unlike any other medium, you develop relationships of such depth and length, more so than films or even theater. You see these crewmembers that work so hard and give so much and help contribute and collaborate to make the show what it is. You see them more than your own family. So the bonds are really deep. There are a lot of people on that show that I’m going to miss a great deal.”
Finally, Josh left off,explaining how his character’s death will ultimately be good for the show, sending it in a new direction, and what not, stating, “I know people will be shocked and some fans will be upset, and maybe even angry, and I can take the hit on that one. If they’re going to blame anybody, they can blame me. But I think it’s going to send the show in a new direction and it’s going to just keep being fantastic.
I’ve been really proud to be a part of it. It’s the longest job I’ve ever had. I leave with my head held high and feeling, hopefully, that I contributed in some small way to make it what it is.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite TV show stuff, and more by Clicking Here.