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'Desperate Housewives' Exclusive! Julie Benz is Extending Her Trip Down Wisteria Lane

Tue, January 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT by Add first Comment


Are you stoked for Julie that she’s been signed on for more episodes of Desperate Housewives after being dropped from Dexter?

We were completely shocked when Julie Benz’s character, Rita, was brutally bumped off on the season finale of Dexter, but pleased as punch to hear she had been resurrected to join the ladies of Wisteria Lane as educated stripper Robin (NOT an oxymoron, apparently). But there’s even more good news: Julie has signed on for more than her originally slated three episodes on the show.

“[I’m doing] four episodes now,” Julie, 37, told exclusively Jan. 16 at Access Hollywood’s Golden Globe Awards gifting suite, after picking out an oversized handbag at the Guess booth. “They gave me more. I actually start with Teri, but I end up interacting with all of Wisteria Lane.”

Julie, who says she’s a long-time fan of the show, couldn’t contain her excitement when she first arrived on-set. “My first day actually on Wisteria Lane, I got out of the van and I just freaked out a little bit. I had a fan moment. I was like, ‘Take my picture. I’m on the Lane,'” the actress explained. “Everyone’s been so welcoming and so amazing. It’s been a lot of fun.”

We’re excited to see how the stuck-up Bree Hodge (Marcia Cross) deals with Susan (Teri Hatcher’s) new BFF. Oh, the drama.

Are you going to welcome Julie back to work when Desperate Housewives returns Jan. 31?

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