Dana Delany: I Do More Than Just Kiss Julie Benz on Desperate Housewives

Actress dishes on her new lesbian storyline: "We're taking things to the next level"

By Marc Malkin, Dahvi Shira Feb 08, 2010 2:34 PMTags
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Dana Delany and Julie Benz aren't just sharing a smooch on Desperate Housewives.

If you haven't heard by now, the former Dexter star is currently guesting on the ABC series as Robin, a lesbian stripper who gets mighty close to Katherine (Delany).

We'll see them not only lock lips, but...

"This is the first time on Wisteria Lane that you'll see two women doing more than just kissing," Delany told us at this weekend's StandUp for Kids/Los Angeles at the G2 Gallery in Venice. "We're taking things to the next level. I get to do it. I'm very honored."

Describing their first smooch as a "long kiss" rather than just a peck, Delany said she has absolutely no problem with engaging in some girl-on-girl action. "It's fun," she said. "I've worked with Julie before. We have so much fun!"

However, all this same-sex lovin' still doesn't mean we'll all of a sudden be seeing Wisteria Lane's resident gay couple, played by Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm, popping up in more, well, intimate settings.

"Our country is so conservative that it would be interesting to see how people would respond if we had a real Queer As Folk heavy-duty gay storyline," James Denton said. "I'm not sure that anybody wants to risk it. We're not making independent film and we're not on Showtime, so there are certain parameters that we have that other shows don't, for better or worse."

That's not all we have for you from Desperate Housewives. Make sure to come back here for scoop about one of the show's stars and another prime-time soap.


Speaking of same-sex kisses, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning share a smooch in the upcoming movie The Runaways.