Amber Tamblyn Speaks on House Departure

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Martha Masters bid farewell to Princeton-Plainsboro Monday night.

While her character's fate remains open-ended, Amber Tamblyn’s next step is developing a new Fox series with House exec Katie Jacobs and The Wire co-creator Ed Burns.

In that show, she'll play a public school teacher. In an interview with TV Line, she discussed her new character and the one who left just as we were getting to know her ...

Masters and a Patient

On whether Masters will still practice medicine: "It’s left open. I think she is going to still practice ... At the end of the day, she just couldn’t do what House does."

On whether she planned - or hoped - to stay put as part of the House cast: "Thirteen episodes was always what I signed up to do. That was the plan all along."

"That was the situation. I never had any intention of staying longer than 13 episodes. That got really emotionally difficult toward the end because I didn’t want to go."

"But Katie and I fell in love with this other project and I knew the time was right. Katie and I got [House creator David Shore's] blessing and went and did our thing."

On whether she's happy moving on to the next project: "I like to jump around a lot. I feel this way a lot about projects. I felt this way about Joan of Arcadia."

"Because people were really upset about that ending and they always ask and I always say, “I think it’s better to have two really fantastic seasons of television."

"Who knows what would’ve happened after that? I don’t like to get comfortable where I am. I think it’s dangerous to be too comfortable in what you’re doing."

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