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Julie Benz: I Manage To Keep The Train Rolling

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In the new Sci-Fi series "Defiance", Julie Benz plays the mayor of a city called Defiance…which used to be St. Louis until the aliens arrived.

You'd think Julie Benz would have a strong stomach. After all, her character on "Dexter" was married to one serial killer and she was killed by another. But when she co-starred in "Saw V," she lost it.  She says she was so freaked out that she actually threw up on set. Hopefully, Julie has learned to control herself on the set of her latest TV show, SyFy's "Defiance." 

Julie joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge, who's filling in for Maria Sansone, on Good Day LA.

Fun facts about Julie:

  • In 1996, Benz auditioned for the role of Buffy Summers in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), but lost out to Sarah Michelle Gellar. However, she was offered the small role of the vampire Darla in the pilot episode. Her performance was so well-received that her part was expanded to a few more episodes.
  • She reprised her role as Darla in 2000 for the Buffy spin-off series Angel appearing in every season for at least one episode.
  • Benz also provided the voice of Miranda Keyes for the video game Halo 2, though she did not return to the role in the sequel Halo 3 as Bungie wanted to try a new direction with the Miranda Keyes voice by giving the character an accent, replaced by Justis Bolding.
  • Benz appeared on The Soup with Joel McHale. Benz next took a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as Robin Gallagher, a stripper with a heart of gold and a Masters degree in education who gets offered the chance to transition into a more legitimate career. The character of Robin is further developed when the audience discovers she is a lesbian and begins an affair with housewife Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany). After the Season 4 finale of Dexter, she returned for the Season 5 premiere.

(Source: Wikipedia)

‘Defiance' airs Monday at 9:00pm on SyFy. Follow Julie on Twitter: @JulieBenz


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