Julianna Margulies Hints She Has Had “Gay Experiences”

Julianna Margulies suggests that she has had several same-sex relationships.

The 55-year-old actress – who has been married to her lawyer husband Keith Lieberthal, 44, since 2007 – dropped the hint on Wednesday while discussing her new role as a lesbian presenter on “The Morning Show.”

Margulies was interviewed by the “Just For Variety” podcast about playing a gay character on the Apple + series when she identifies as straight in real life.

She answered cryptically, “Who can say that I haven’t had my own homosexual experiences? We make assumptions.

The seasoned actress did not disclose any further details and instead turned her attention to the cast of “The Morning Show,” which includes Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

The podcast commentary marks the first time Margulies has spoken of possible gay encounters.

The actress was in a long-term relationship with actor Ron Eldard from 1991 to 2003. Soon after, she met Lieberthal – the son of famous scholar Kenneth Lieberthal – whom she married in 2007. The couple shared one son, Kieran, who was born in 2008.

Margulies (second from right) has joined the star cast of “The Morning Show”.
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But while she may have kept any gay romance out of public view, “The Morning Show” marks the second time Margulies has played a lesbian character on screen.

In 2000, she played the role of Kyra Sedgwick’s lover, Carla, in the dramatic comedy “What’s Cooking?”

In 2000, Margulies (right) played Kyra Sedgwick's lesbian lover Carla in the comedy-drama
In 2000, Margulies (right) played Kyra Sedgwick’s lover, Carla, in the dramatic comedy “What’s Cooking?”
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Margulies is best known for her roles in “ER” and “The Good Wife”, with “The Morning Show” marking a return to the small screen.

In the series, her character, Laura, begins a relationship with Reese Witherspoon’s protagonist, Bradley.

Julianna Margulies poses with her husband, Keith Lieberthal, at an event early last year.
Julianna Margulies poses with her husband, Keith Lieberthal, at an event early last year.
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“You have Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon playing these two very strong characters, and in the second season, instead of bringing in a man to upset that balance, they brought in a woman,” Margulies told the podcast. “Hats off to that, because the truth is that women are more afraid of women.

“They dress for women. We don’t dress for men. We dress for each other. We want to impress ourselves a lot more. … It made so much sense, and I was like, “Ah, a show that appeals to women,” she continued. “It’s good.'”


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