Archie Panjabi has revealed that she quit popular TV series ‘The Good Wife’ after she shot a kissing scene with actress Gillian Anderson on ‘The Fall’.

Panjabi played Kalinda Sharma, a bisexual, on ‘The Good Wife’. In an episode of ‘The Fall’ second season, Anderson’s Stella Gibson kisses Panjabi’s Dr Reed Smith in a bar, seemingly to get a man to stop bothering them.

She said kissing Anderson, 46, made her realise that her ‘The Good Wife’ role had started affecting her, reported E! Online.

"When I was kissing her, Allan Cubitt, the show’s creator and director, had to say, ‘Archie, can you hold back?’ because Gillian was supposed to take me by complete surprise. I didn’t think that I was very forward in (the scene), but obviously after a while a character starts to affect you," Panjabi told Radio Times, referring to Kalinda Sharma 

"I thought, ‘OK, I think it’s time to go now,’" Panjabi said regarding her upcoming ‘The Good Wife’ exit.

Panjabi, who has been with show since the beginning in 2009 and won an Emmy for her portrayal of the mysterious investigator, will leave the show at the end of this season.

‘The Good Wife’ returns with new episodes on March 1 on CBS.