Julianna Margulies, who has been invited by NBC's "ER" to reunite with some of its original stars for guest shots on the series' season finale, has been reported to reject the invitation. The actress who is recently cast on "City Island" has declined to reprise her role as Carol Hathaway for the NBC's medical drama series fifteenth season final in February 2009.
On November 15, Margulies hints her impossibility to reappear in "ER". At the time, she said, "I feel like I left Carol Hathaway in the best scenario possible, I can't imagine making it any better than that."
Margulies' Carol Hathaway has appeared on the medical series from its 1994 premiere until season six in 2000. The character left Chicago's County General for Seattle, settling down with Dr. Doug Ross, who had been played by George Clooney.
In the meantime, NBC has announced upcoming appearances by alums Noah Wyle and Eriq La Salle, who will also serve as directors for one of "ER" upcoming episodes.