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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Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

You ever been violated? Anybody rape you lately? Let me tell you what its like. You know those made for TV movies where some woman's crouched down naked in a shower holding her knees and sobbing because when she closes her eyes she can still feel the guys hands on her? How when they show the attack the woman's eyes go all blank and still and she goes to some other place in her mind just to deal with the horror of what's happening to her while some Lillith Fair song plays. It is nothing like that. He's sturdy and sweaty and he licks your face and wipes himself off in your hair and when you try to scream he punches you so hard you see God. And then he goes at you again reaping stuff you didn't even know you had because he enjoyed it so much the first time. I know you're trying to help but if helping me means that everyone is gonna be looking at me the way you're looking at me now please do not help me.


Private Practice Music

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