Actress Julianna Margulies passed on
playing a lesbian in the film Cherry, which co-stars James
Franco and Heather Graham and is based on a script written by Stephen
Elliot and former porn star Lorelei Lee.
The 44-year-old star of CBS' The
Good Wife talked about movie scripts she had been offered during
Hollywood Reporter drama actress roundtable with Kelly
Macdonald, Christina Hendricks, Melissa Leo, Regina King, Katey Sagal
and Connie Britton.
Margulies, who has a 3-year-old son, at
first said she “got offered a porn movie,” but then she explained
it was a movie about porn.
“James Franco is doing it,” she
said. “And because he's doing it, it's attracting all these
people. I was like, ultimately I'm like a lesbian porn star going
down on women. I can't, I have a child. That's what's being offered
to me? I think I'll just keep my day job.”
“It wasn't that I was insulted by
it,” she said. “I was actually incredibly thrilled by it.”
Margulies added she believes women are
being offered better roles on television than films.