Talk about raining on someone's parade. Julianna Margulies' dream home turned into something of a nightmare recently when the radiator in the place above hers exploded and flooded her gorgeous, newly decorated apartment — which had been shot for the cover of Architectural Digest just weeks earlier.
The actress, who was nominated for a Golden Globe on Jan. 12 for her portrayal of Alicia Florrick on the CBS drama The Good Wife, recounted the unfortunate incident during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, Jan. 14. "Let's talk about your house," DeGeneres said, noting that Vicente Wolf had helped decorate. "Your house is gorgeous."
Rather, it was gorgeous — but now it's a watery mess. "There is a story behind that," Margulies told the comedienne of the home she shares with husband Keith Lieberthal and son Kieran, 6. "[The Architectural Digest cover] came out the day we got back [from vacation]. We went skiing for Christmas this year."
On their way home from the winter getaway, she continued, the trio ran into some weather problems. Because of a bad storm, it took them 30 hours to get back to New York City.
"The whole time, I kept saying to my son, 'We have our health. It's okay, everything is fine. We have our health,'" she recalled. "We actually enjoyed it. We went and stayed at the Marriott in Denver. The airport Marriott beds were very comfortable. We were fine."
Margulies managed to keep her positive attitude even after the airline lost their luggage. And then she got home.
"We walked into our brand new apartment with this [magazine], and everything was flooded," she told DeGeneres. The whole place had completely flooded from the guy upstairs…His radiator exploded."
The one bright spot was the fact that the home had already been shot for Architectural Digest. "So at least we have pictures," the actress said.
"Of what it used to look like," DeGeneres piped in. "It looked amazing."
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