Kate Walsh on a Revamped Private Practice

by at . Comments

Private Practice is giving Addison Montgomery the chance for something she never had on Grey's Anatomy: a fulfilling love life.

"We only knew her as the miserable part of a triangle" with Derek and Meredith, says Kate Walsh, who plays Addison.

"It's going to be interesting to see this character with someone who wants to be with her — in a good way. That's been fun to explore, what it's like to date and perhaps date successfully."

SWAT officer Kevin (David Sutcliffe, in a recurring role) returns to court Addison in Season 2, putting her will-they-or-won't-they situation with Oceanside colleague Pete Wilder (Tim Daly) on the shelf for now.

"But by no means are Pete and I done," she says.

Kate Walsh Image

Romance will play an even greater role — for better and worse — for all of the Private Practice characters in the second-year medical drama, "creating more conflict and drama and comedy," Kate Walsh says.

She echoes creator Shonda Rhimes, saying neonatal surgeon Addison will be more grounded this season, which likely would stanch outside criticism that the character lost her grit and gravitas from Grey's Anatomy.

Having had time to adjust to her new professional and personal circumstances, "she will be more in a take-charge mode," Walsh says.

Continue reading this article in USA Today ...

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

Tags:
Like Us On Facebook

Want more Private Practice?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic

Nurse-jackie-season-four-promo-pic

What is the Best Medical Show of All-Time?

From Grey's Anatomy to House and General Hospital, we count down television's best medical shows now.
Private-practice-round-table-logo

Private Practice Round Table: Series Finale

Private Practice has come to an end. Our Round Table looks back at the moving finale in this concluding edition.
Married-addison

Private Practice Review: A Fairytale Ending

Private Practice ends its run with a special farewell to the beloved Seaside Wellness doctors. Read our review now to find out how Addie and company end up.
Cheering-for-addison

Amy Brenneman Teases Private Practice Finale, "Concluding the Novel"

Private Practice comes to an end tonight. In this exclusive interview, Amy Brenneman prepares fans for the farewell.