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Matthew Perry Will Return to The Good Wife

Date August 09, 2012

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry may be starring in the new NBC sitcom Go On this fall, but he also plans to resurrect his guest role as Mike Kresteva on ABC's The Good Wife.

Perry got the go-ahead for Go On the same day he landed the recurring role on The Good Wife, he tells Zap2It.com.

"I'd never played an all-out bad guy before. The fact that he was basically a sociopath, a guy who would lie to your face, was just so much fun to play," Perry tells Zap2It of his Good Wife character, the nemesis of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) who plans to run against her estranged husband Peter (Chris Noth) in the Illinois gubernatorial race.

Go On's Matthew Perry: My characters have gotten nicer

Though the former Friends star is clearly focused on his leading role in Go On, which premiered this week, he says he's looking forward to revisiting Mike Kresteva.

"Before Go On got picked up, [the Good Wifeshowrunners] had plans for it to be a much bigger character," Perry tells Zap2It. "I was going to do nine or 10 episodes, but I know I'll be able to go back and do one or two. I wish I could do both shows, but you just can't. So far, the two episodes they've given me are some of the best writing I've encountered."

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