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Andrea Bowen to Kink the Return of Desperate Housewives

Published August 11, 2007 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of ABC.
Andrea Bowen in Desperate Housewives Andrea Bowen in Desperate Housewives
With Mike and Susan finally married on Desperate Housewives, it seems like everything is bliss. Of course, on Wisteria Lane, there is no change without tension. Susan and Mike may be happy, but Susan's daughter Julia may throw some kinks into their perfect life, said actress Andrea Bowen.

Andrea Bowen on Desperate Housewives

"I know that it's really stressed her out a bit," she said. "Of course she's always been very mature and she's always been trusted to make her own choices. Mike tries to step in and kind of be the father figure and it doesn't work out so well."

Admittedly, it is a little soon for Mike to play daddy. "It's a little soon and he tries to do it in a very unthreatening way but Julie still doesn't like it."

"She's always supported her mother's happiness. She's kind of like the mother in the relationship and she's rooted for nothing other than her to be utterly happy. She sees that Mike brings her that and she really likes Mike so I think she's happy. It's just like he can't tell her what to do. But I'm so happy because I absolutely adore Jamie. I love him so much and I'm so happy that he's my new daddy."

Season four will also explore more of Julie's own love life. "I hear that I get another new love interest so that could always be interesting. I don't know who it will be, don't know when that'll happen but supposedly that's on the horizon, so I'm kind of excited about that. I think it's fun. It's something that's very realistic for my character's age. I think that it's something else for me to explore and it's always fun to do that. I loved working with Josh. It's kind of nice to work with people who are in my age range, so it was fun."

With Bowen and Julie growing up into their late teens, it may be time for both of them to go off to college. Bowen is in no rush to leave the show. "They mentioned it briefly before and they actually mentioned it in a line and then they took it out, so I don't know. We live in Fairview so maybe it's Fairview community college for her. It doesn't worry me because I've loved my experience on the show and I treasure every moment of it. I might be going off to college myself so it might work out nicely. Do I want my character to go off to college? No, I'm very happy where I am but I wouldn’t be too devastated if it happened because none of us feel too secure with their jobs being that people get killed left and right. I think we all live with the suspicion that we're going to be going."

Desperate Housewives returns to ABC this fall.

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