Alan Cumming Flattered By Idea Of Eli Gold 'Good Wife' Spin-Off

Alan Cumming’s performance as Eli Gold on CBS’ “The Good Wife” has been so delightful, it has left many wondering if it could lead to a spin-off for the character from the popular Sunday night show.

“A lot of people have said that,” Alan told Access Hollywood on Wednesday evening at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles. “I kind of think [the reason] why he works so well is [because of] how he affects the other parts of the story and other character’s reactions to him. It’s very flattering that people think he should have another of his own thing.”

But while the idea of an Eli Gold show is “flattering,” Alan said he is pleased to be part of the ensemble, which includes Julianna Marguiles, Josh Charles, Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski.

“I just roll with the punches. I’m enjoying where I am right now,” he said.

Alan hosted Wednesday’s BAFTA event, which honored actors including Warren Beatty and Ben Stiller, and he was pleased to be master of ceremonies.

“I think it’s such a great thing because it’s everyone’s body of work,” Alan told Access. “It’s not just for like a film that’s been heavily marketed or pushed. It’s not fad-dy, you know what I mean? A lot of award ceremonies are. The award season itself is really… It’s about someone’s whole life. All the people that are being nominated have made such huge contributions, really over a great number of years, and some of them aren’t that old. Some of them are. It’s just lovely.”

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