Last week, House, Cuddy, Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and his girlfriend Sam (Cynthia Watros) went go-karting. It was an interesting experience for the actors, Edelstein said. Although she couldn't quite recall if she’d ever done it before, she did rememb a track on Coney Island from when she was a kid growing up in Brooklyn.
Shooting the scene “was fun.” But, she added, “It was a weird day because it was during a really bad heat wave in LA and where we were shooting it was about 115 degrees.” And someone decided that no air conditioning was required. “It was so deadly hot in that place, and I was wearing a cashmere sweater, so that was overriding all the fun I would have been having. But we made a good time out of it. I think about seven hours in they were forced to turn the air conditioning on.”
We will soon meet Dr. Cuddy’s mother in the guise of the legendary Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown). “She’s awesome. There are many things great about Candice, but one of the things really wonderful about her is that she’s so smart. All her humor comes with an enormous amount of intelligence, so she’s very interesting to watch; always surprising. She adds lots of layers you might not expect and it was really a fantastic experience working with her.”
With House and Cuddy now in a relationship, and the series now in its seventh season, I asked Edelstein how many more years she thought the show might continue. “I have no idea, but we’re now in the last season we’re all contracted for, except for Hugh who is contracted for one more. So at some point this year they have to ask us for whatever else they’d like. And that hasn’t happened yet.”
And—yes, I did ask her about those “leaked” promo shots taken of House and Cuddy at the beach and at a concert venue. “Will we ever see those scenes on House?” I asked. Or were they subterfuge to throw fans off the scent of any spoilers? “Subterfuge,” laughed Edelstein. “Subterfuge.”
House airs Monday nights on Fox 8 p.m. ET. My review of “Massage Therapy” will be up sometime tomorrow morning. So stay tuned.