If there is a harder working actress in the Film/TV medium than Julie Benz, then I really haven’t met her.  After her acclaimed run on Dexter, Benz starred in the TV series No Ordinary Family (with Michael Chiklis), shot the Los Angeles set ensemble drama Answers to Nothing, and is featured on the freshman show A Gifted Man in a recurring role (she plays Patrick Wilson’s troubled and dependent sister).

It doesn’t stop there.  This evening, you can catch her on the TNT movie Richocet (9 pm et/pt), starring as a married woman whose judge/husband (Gary Cole) is being investigated by a detective (John Corbett) she is romantically involved with (the project is part of TNT’s Mystery Movie Night series).

Benz was in Los Angeles yesterday (she was paired up with Elizabeth Mitchell) to promote Answers to Nothing.  As a former Dexter fan, I had to admit that I stopped watching the show after Rita’s murder.  Here’s her response to my comment (Mitchell can also be heard in the clip):  [MEDIA=5489]

Several days ago, I also checked out (inexplicably for the first time) the cult hit The Boondock Saints.  Obviously I loved the film (especially Willem Dafoe’s over the top, operatic performance), and since she starred in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, I had to ask her about the whole Boondocks craze.  Describing the fans as “crazy” and “dedicated,” Benz went in depth about her determination to land the Boondocks role.  Click on the media bar to hear Benz, which also features a few comments from Mitchell: [MEDIA=5488]

Answers to Nothing, co-starring Dane Cook, opens in select theaters, as well as Video on Demand, on Friday.

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