Video:Julie Benz Interview - No Ordinary Familywith Rebecca Murray
Julie Benz spent a few seasons on 'Dexter,' but now she's moved on and has a brand new show about a family with super powers. Benz stars alongside Michael Chiklis in 'No Ordinary Family,' debuting on ABC in the fall of 2010.See Transcript
Transcript:Julie Benz Interview - No Ordinary FamilyRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con Entertainment Weekly/Syfy Party Red Carpet.
Julie Benz - No Ordinary FamilyI was so bummed at the end of Dexter.
Julie Benz: "Why? What happened?"
Julie Benz: "I haven't watched it yet. Seriously, I haven't watched it. I don't really want to see it."
Yeah, I don't really want to see that episode ever again. It's like I want them to rewind it and just forget about it, and start over again.
Julie Benz: "I watched all the way up until they got back to the house. You know, I took a bath in the blood personally, so I don't necessarily need to relive it."
But now No Ordinary Family, right?
Julie Benz: "Yes."
Okay, I can't wait to see that one so tell me all about it.
Julie Benz: "We're your average American family. Two working parents, the wife is actually the breadwinner, the provider, working very hard. Very career-oriented, you know, having a very hard time being able to do it all and be everywhere. As a family we all develop super abilities after a plane crash. The abilities kind of fit into the gaps of our lives. Like my character develops super speed, so now I'm not failing at being a wife and a mother anymore because now I have more time. And Michael Chiklis' character Jim develops super strength so now - he felt like powerless in his life and now he has super strength, and now he feels like he has meaning."
That makes sense to me. Is that what caught you is that there was actually a story behind these?
Julie Benz: "What I really loved about it was I, first of all, was looking for a character that was the exact opposite of Rita. I was looking for a really strong, active female. Whereas Rita was so beautiful and lovely in her vulnerability and her damage, but she was a very passive character. I wanted to explore playing somebody more active. But then also I mean just the writing. I just love the feel of the show. I describe it as a cross between The Incredibles meets Heroes with Brothers and Sisters thrown into the mix."
We need something like that. It sounds very original and like something we don't see all the time.
Julie Benz: "Yeah. It's got a very original tone.It's very family-oriented. And I think it's got something for everybody. I think everybody will enjoy it."
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