11/21/2012 02:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'The Good Wife' Guest Stars: Julianna Margulies Talks Stockard Channing, Maura Tierney (VIDEO)

"The Good Wife" (Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on CBS) has become known for attracting a high caliber of guest stars. Season 4 has seen Maura Tierney, Kristin Chenoweth and Nathan Lane stop by and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

On the November 25 episode, "The West Wing" star Stockard Channing will guest star as Veronica, Alicia's mom. "Stockard is someone I've always admired," series star Julianna Margulies says in the video below.

Margulies describes Alicia's relationship with her mother as cordial ... until the wine comes out. "You get to understand a little bit more why she's so reserved and buttoned-up and not living the life she maybe wants fully," she says.

Tierney has a recurring role on "The Good Wife" this season as Maddie Hayward, a billionaire CEO who befriends Alicia and backs Peter as the gubernatorial candidate ... until she decided to run for office herself. "I think that was a little bit heartbreaking for Alicia because she really thought Maddie could be a friend to her," Margulies says.

"The Good Wife" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.

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