House's Lisa Edelstein Kisses and Tells

One part of the TV couple known as Huddy spills the beans on their hot scenes

By Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna May 01, 2009 6:32 PMTags
Lisa Edelstein, Hugh Laurie, HouseAdam Taylor/FOX

The time has finally arrived. It's been built up for seasons on end, talked about ad nauseum and debated to death. Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) and Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) are finally going to do the nasty.

But is it all the promos crack it up to be? We caught up with the better half of Huddy to get the details on what's to come, what it means and where it's going. You might just be surprised at her answer to the question on everyone's mind: Will it just be one big fat hallucination, or are Huddy really hooking up?

Read on for the scoop...

How was the new kissing scene with Hugh Laurie?
It was great. I wouldn't complain. I have a great friendship with Hugh, and he's supersexy, so who could complain about kissing him?

We know that House and Cuddy have sex soon. So tell us, was the sex good?
[Laughs] Apparently! You're not gonna see me get naked or anything, but it was a pretty hot scene.

Are Cuddy and House more than a passing comfort to each other?
I don't think it's a passing thing. It's been going on for a long time whether or not they've acted out on it. I don't necessarily think it will ever be a satisfying relationship in terms of both of them kind of settling in and saying this is what we're doing. But she has a complicated relationship with men it seems. She likes the screwed up ones. I totally relate. It's a beautiful, complicated adult relationship between those two characters. Neither person is one thing or another. They're dynamic individuals.

Is there a chance that there is a twist that the Huddy hookup is some sort of dream or hallucination?
Well, I mean, there's a chance for anything isn't there?

What will sex do to their relationship?
You'll have to find out.

Will we find out how the relationship changes in the finale?

Can you tell us more about the backstory of when House and Cuddy first met and how they became so close?
Initially, he was kind of legendary in the school she was an undergraduate in. And she, I think, was maybe even a little obsessed with him, and she ended up auditing a class that she knew he would be in. I think he was doing a brushup class, and she audited it to check him out because he was exactly the kind of lunatic she likes. I related to her taste in men. I definitely don't have the best taste in men. I don't know that intelligence and taste necessarily go hand in hand. I think what we're attracted to in finding a partner is usually something that resolves some complicated piece of our past. And for Cuddy it's House, and it always has been.

How does the staff react to Huddy getting together?
I think that the rest of the staff is pretty much waiting for them to get together. I don't think it's a secret. Sometimes when people have chemistry with each other, it's just so obvious. It's not like he doesn't talk about it. He's constantly referring to her body and teasing her in front of everybody else. It's like schoolyard banter. He might as well be chasing her and pulling her braids.

Is there jealousy with Cameron?
I don't think Cameron feels jealous. Part of her sees the House-Cuddy relationship as the right thing, and maybe a part of her will always have that crush on House. Like we all carry a torch for somebody. But no, I think if anything, Cuddy worries about Cameron.

What was your favorite moment on the show so far?
I loved the way they got House and Cuddy together. I loved that she was suffering so much and he was suffering so much and that's what brought them together initially. I thought that was a beautiful moment of writing.

Any truth to the crazy rumor that you end up pregnant with his twins?
[Laughs] Oh really? I haven't the faintest idea. I have not heard anything to that affect. I don't know that Cuddy should be wandering around the hospital carrying twins.

What do you think will happen on House once Huddy hooks up? Do you think it'll all just be one big hallucination? Hit the comments below.