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'Good Wife' star: 'Eli is more ruthless'

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Alan Cumming at the 2010 costume designer's Guild Awards

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Alan Cumming has revealed that his character Eli Gold will become more ruthless in the second season of The Good Wife.

The actor will now appear as a series regular in the CBS legal drama, which stars Julianna Margulies.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "[Eli is] more heavily involved in Peter's campaign [this season]. He gets meaner and [more] ruthless."

He also explained that he was relieved to be promoted to a regular cast member.

"I sort of have an idea of where my character is going now," he claimed. "[Before] I had no idea what was going to happen. The next week I could've been a murderer."

Cumming recently received an Emmy nomination for the role of Eli, but lost out to Dexter's John Lithgow.

The Good Wife returns to CBS on September 28.

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