Amy Brenneman Talks Private Practice

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Don't call her a McShrink! Amy Brenneman says that Private Practice is much more than just a Grey's Anatomy spinoff. The Connecticut native and married mother of two talked a little with Us Weekly about the show recently.

Us: What attracted you to the show?
Amy Brenneman: They really set out to write about people 10 years older than the Grey's Anatomy crew, and all the funny and smart stuff that goes with having been around those 10 additional years.

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Us: How is working with Kate Walsh?
Amy Brenneman: Wonderful! She's a lovely girl. She's classy, funny and very humble.

Us: You also star in The Jane Austen Book Club with Maria Bello and Emily Blunt. Was that fun to film?
Amy Brenneman: I loved hanging with the girls, and Emily Blunt made me laugh my ass off. She's a goofball. I haven't experienced this since high school, but we cracked each other up during scenes.

Us: How do you stay so fit?
Amy Brenneman: Between doing this job and having two kids, I don't! I laugh when I read, "Oh, she spends two hours in the gym every day." I'm like, No, she doesn't, she has two kids!

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Amy Brenneman, playing the role of psychiatrist in tonight's edition of "Private Practice" told her patient: "90% of Sleep Disorders are Psychiatric." Apparently the writers for this program and Amy Brenneman are clueless that the more than 70 medical diagnoses for Disorders of Initiating and Maintaining Sleep and another 70+ medical diagnoses for Disorders of Excessive Somnolence are not psychiatric in nature. I find this particularly upsetting in that it is my understanding that Kate Walsh on the same show is supposed to be one of the spokespersons for the national Narcolepsy Network. People who watch these popular shows are being misled about sleep disorders in general and about narcolepsy specifically. William S. Johnson

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I AM SO GLAD TO SEE AM Y BACK ON TV. I HAVE MISSED HER SINCE JUDGING AMY WENT OFF THE AIR SO ABRUBTLY. I WONDER HOW IS IS WOKRING WITH TYNE DALY'S BROTHER? I HAVE SEEN MOST OF THE MOVIES SHE HAS BEEN IN. SHE IS GOOD IN WHICHEVER SHE DECIDES TO DO. GLAD TO SEE HER AGAIN.

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Private Practice Quotes

[as we see Sam having a heart-to-heart with his little dog] Her ex-husband, Sam, is an internist. You wish you had his people skills.

Addison

Charlotte: Nothing you can say is going to make someone do something they don't want to do.
Cooper: Brandon needs her.
Charlotte: Brandon wants her. What Brandon needs is surgery and to find a woman that's not going to run out on him when the going gets tough.

Private Practice Music

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Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches