Julianna Margulies, the star of the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, says she “loves” Dallas Roberts' gay role.

On the show, Margulies' Alicia Florrick and her gay brother, Owen, confide in each other. Owen is going through a difficult period after he cheated on his boyfriend.

During a Television Critics Association Winter Tour panel for The Good Wife, Margulies was asked about the show's gay “presence,” gay entertainment website AfterElton.com reported.

“I don't feel like it's a presence,” Margulies answered. “I feel like it's part of life. I think that's why it works. The way Dallas Roberts plays his character isn't screaming 'Hi, I'm homosexual. Hi, I'm a straight man.' It's not screaming anything except, 'This is my brother and he's having relationship problems.' That's what I love about it.”

Margulies added that the gay character isn't there to “make people happy.”

“I feel like the way it's been incorporated on the show really fits in with modern times and what we're dealing with on the show and what we're all dealing with anyway. Just as my character is dealing with the fact that her husband slept with hookers, it's the same way my brother's character is feeling he screwed up his relationship because he cheated and that's what I love about it,” she added.

In the show's latest episode, Owen has a frank conversation with Jackie Florrick about whether being gay is a choice.