While Carrie Preston may make a living as a cast member on “True Blood,” it is really her work on “The Good Wife” over on CBS that really has the attention of everyone at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Her role as Elsbeth is a meaty one, even if it is one that she is not able to commit to for more than just a few episodes at a time. Why? Thanks to her contract with HBO, there only are a few times in the year when she has a chance to do some more work.
Luckily, it still seems like there will be some opportunities for her to reprise the role as the character in the near future, at least based on what Preston herself told Entertainment Weekly in an interview about the show:
“I will say they have reached out to see if I’m available for a particular episode ahead of time. If I’m available then they will write for me, but it’s not any kind of formal offer yet. I haven’t seen any scripts. I think they’re just now getting back to work. So it would be for something that we would shoot a couple of months from now.”
“The Good Wife” should start shooting its new episodes in New York City next month, and it would be the fall in which Preston would be the most open given that “True Blood” really gets going again close to the holiday season. The show has been hard at work on season 5 for most of the year.
Do you deem Carrie Preston worthy of a guest Emmy nomination? Be sure to share your thoughts below! Also, there are some more changes coming to “The Good Wife” season 5, including one series-regular change that suggests good things are in order for David Lee fans.