Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What Do You Think? Julianna Margulies And Oral Sex


Today in The NY Post, Linda Stasi talks about the press event she went to for the new season of The Good Wife. Reporters were shown unedited scenes from the season, one of which included Julianna Margulies performing oral sex on Chris Noth. When the lights came up, Julianna said, "I think that is the first time network television has had an oral sex scene! No? It was pretty racy!"

Julianna brought it up so a reporter from AP asked "Have you researched that, Julianna? Is that the first time there has been an oral sex scene on a network television show?"

To me that seems like a perfectly reasonable question. She made a statement and the reporter followed up probably thinking it would be a good story if true. I see absolutely nothing wrong with the question. I actually would not have a problem with the question even if she had not brought it up first because the producers of the show have been going on and on about it to everyone who will listen.

Julianna though thought it was the worst question of all time.

"Honestly, is that the question you are going to ask me? That is despicable." The reporter reminded Julianna she said it first. "That is disgusting! This is what media is now? That is truly the stupidest question I have ever heard . . . I'm insulted right now. Oh, my God. It's bad enough we have 'Jersey Shore.'"

So, what do you think? Was it ok to ask the question or was Julianna right to bring it up and then never have anyone question her about it.

39 comments:

Adventurous Kate said...

Pffffft. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Then again, maybe he thought the reporter was asking if she spends her free time looking for scenes of oral on network TV...in which case her response almost makes sense.

KellyLynn said...

Why bring it up if you don't want people to talk about it? Bad move, Julianna.

nancer said...

i don't get her gross overreaction. why not say 'well, i don't know but i don't remember seeing that before? do you?'

Daria said...

Jersey Shore is a good show, hell of a lot better than the crap she's in. STFU Julia.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I think if you make a statement out loud (read: anywhere that is not in your head) then you leave yourself open for questioning/ criticism for said statement. Then again, who are we talking about here? This is just some actress who should consider herself lucky that she a) has a job and b) that her crappy show hasn't been cancelled yet. We're not talking about someone who is Rhodes Scholar here. They could probably speak to questions on a statement they made without getting their panties in a twist. Her? Not so much. She should just stick to what she knows if she doesn't want to be called out on it.

childeroland said...

I wonder if she misunderstood--maybe missed the second part of the reporter's sentence--and thought the reporter was asking a personal question about her sex life

Cecilia00 said...

@childeroland - I thought the same

Jessi said...

@childeroland and @Cecilia00 - I too think she only heard "Have you researched that, Julianna?" And this was her response to that question. Which I think could be taken as a bit insulting in my humble opinion.

Susan said...

Actually, the reporter's question gave her an opportunity to clarify her first-ever remarks. If the reporter went and looked up her claim and found out she was wrong, Marguelies would look like an ass.

And, please don't judge but I have developed an addiction to Jersey Shore. I'm blaming it on pregnancy hormones.

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Aimée said...

This may be besides the point, but i'm pretty sure there was at least a few oral scenes in Sex And The City...

Jupiter said...
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Jupiter said...

Hmmm. I first heard this as he asked her if she'd researched that and she had her overreaction and he asked the follow up question instead of his questions coming at the same time. It was basically a misinterpretation by her. She thought he was asking her something dirty.

She was also dressed in costume for the show during this interview so I'm wondering if she was tired and just missed his intention and 'had a moment' as my friends and I like to say? It happens to the best of us. I realize it sounds like I'm giving her a lot of slack but I'm a fan of this show and was a fan of ER and have read/seen several things with her and she's normally much, much quicker and cooler than this. Who knows, maybe she was laughing when she made her comments and this whole thing is a fraction of the big deal it reads in print.

jagerlilly said...

I agree with what Julianna said as far as it being inappropriate, but I think the delivery could have been better. Like "I never should have said anything, can we change the subject?", instead of her self-righteous bitchy answer.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I don't think it's inappropriate to be asked a question based on a statement you have made.

MCH said...

I definitely think she only heard the first part of the question....based on how pissed she was in her reaction.

Henriette said...

What a nut job! How could she get upset when she brought up the subject? Maybe the botox has gotten to her brain?

linnea said...

I like Jersey shore and I cant even blame it on something

Harriet Hellfire said...

I think she overreacted. Or totally misunderstood or misheard the question.

nunaurbiz said...

The reporter was just doing his job (when I first wrote that I wrote "dong his job" LOL!) She overreacted for whatever reason.

SittingPat said...

Even if she hadn't brought it up first, a reporter would have been within bounds questioning her about it. THEY JUST WATCHED IT ON THE SCREEN. What? It's OK to be filmed giving oral sex as long as no talks about it? I don't care if she misunderstood the question or not. And if she was in doubt she should have asked him to repeat it or repeat what she thinks he said herself. She's an self righteous ass.

G said...

Complete overreaction for whatever reason (agreed). Maybe she thought it was a personal question. However, the reporter was totally within his right to ask that question.

Anonymous said...

She was the one that bought up the subject to begin with. The journalist was just going with what she said. It doesn't surprise me, though. This isn't the first time she has proven herself to be an idiot. She has said some stupid things but this is by far the bitchiest.

Actors and actresses need to be careful whith their reactions. You never know when the viewers will get tired of them..

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califblondy said...

Jumping on the misunderstood bus 'cuz I thought the reporter was asking about J's personal life too. I had to go back and re-read what the reporter said before I got it straight.

delilah said...

how dare the reporter ask to back up a claim!- pendeja!

ardleigh said...

JM just needs to keep her mouth shut. (Eye roll)

anarchi said...

All these press junket stars need to attend the George Clooney School of Funny Replies to an Inane Question by a Reporter Who is Looking for Controversy.

Keep it light and funny, folks. Turn lemons into Lemontinis.

mmmmm *gotta go*

sunnyside1213 said...

Totally agree with anarchi.

Basil said...

Agree with Anarchi. The reporter was either being cheeky or the question itself was full of innuendo that JM could have taken either way. Yeah she over reacted, but the reporter pushed the button in his question that he/she knew might be misunderstood in order to get a reaction. Too bad she fell for it.

Barton Fink said...

One of my favorite actor meltdowns was in Miami in the late 90s: Yasmine Bleeth was asked, "How are you?" and she stood up, yanked the mikes off and began swearing up a fucking storm. Then she stomped off, yelling at people. (I think they ran the meltdown on Deco Drive.) Later, when she ended up in rehab and her coke freak lifestyle was revealed, it all made sense to me!

mygeorgie said...

She was just shown giving a blowjob on the screen & is offended someone commented? What part of that 'craft' did she hope people would notice. I like her & the show, but what an ass.

And sadly, Jersey Shore will probably be around longer than The Good Wife so she should be careful how high up she climbs that podium.

ChasingHeaven said...

Surely she misunderstood, right? Surely. Like another already said, maybe she only heard someone ask if she researched how to give oral and not the second question. That would make more sense.

No way was the reporter out of line if the first question held the same intent as the second question.

mygeorgie said...

Just wanted to add, I too like the odd Jersey Shore, but I wouldn't be upset if all this reality crap was taken off the air. Better for my health, like ridding the pantry of junk food: painful for the first week, but then you feel so much better.

Jerry said...

Dumb question. Dumb response. Dummies R Us strikes again.

__-__=__ said...

I think she mis-heard. Didn't she do something similar on Sopranos??

Anonymous said...

I don't think she misheard at all. Blogs and gossip sites are already reporting her blow up. If it was just a misunderstanding she or her PR people would have made a statement by now.

She has already become the center of a few jokes, too. She really needs to keep her mouth shut.

http://thetvaddict.com/2010/08/19/todays-tv-addict-top-5-shows-julianna-margulies-has-apparently-never-seen/

KiKi said...

Apparently she's never watched Sex And The City ... there's nothing they didn't cover! "Spunky Funk" comes to mind at the moment ... LOL

KiKi said...

Oops ... should be "Funky Spunk"!! lol

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