In a recent interview, Julianna Margulies stated that she really struggled with holding back her emotions while filming Alicia's reaction to Will's death.
In an interview with the New York Times, Margulies revealed that it was very tough for her to shoot the upcoming episode, The Last Call, is a touching farewell to Will featuring flashbacks with Alicia, Diane and Kalinda
"I was trying so hard to be like Alicia - and NOT cry," Margulies said about her experience working on the episode.
In the preview devastation is written on everyone's faces -- Alicia, Diane, Kalinda -- as they try to come to terms with this evil twist of fate.
Diane tells Alicia that she loved will. "I know," Alicia says. But Diane then adds, "But he loved you."
The creators of The Good Wife, Robert and Michelle King, and Josh Charles revealed the reasons for killing Will off in Season 5, in a recent interview.
Fans have been shocked beyond belief and dismayed at losing The Good Wife's lead man. But as is the case with most shows that drop beloved characters, the fans cannot direct their anger at the creators alone, because Charles, who plays Will Gardner, also wanted out.
"Josh Charles approached us almost a year ago about wanting to leave the series," Robert said. Charles was ready to move on as his four year contract was up. But Juliana Margulies, who is also a producer on the show, convinced Charles to stick on for the fifth season.
The legal drama's cast was also on board and understanding of Charles' decision to leave to challenge himself as an actor. And Charles hasn't quite left the building yet as he has directed two of the upcoming episodes of season 5.
Watch the preview for The Last Call here: