There are some stars in Hollywood these days who choose to focus their efforts on landing television roles rather than going for the big screen roles, while there are those who are the opposite and prefer to concentrate on their movie careers. Then there are those people who like to try to mix their television roles with their movie careers.
One Hollywood star who has spent the majority of her career switching from television shows to movies, is former Dexter actress Julie Benz, who has enjoyed many different roles on both the big screen and the small screen. Julie is showing no signs of changing her ways either, as she has a couple of movie projects lined up, as well as some television work mixed in.
Julie Benz appears in the Brenton Spencer movie Sole Custody, which was written by Gary E. Imhoff and Brian D. Young. As well as that, Julie will also appear in the movie Circle, which is written and directed by Mario Miscione and Aaron Hahn and is currently in the process of filming, with an official release date yet to be confirmed.
As well as these two movies, which are expected to open sometime later in the year, Julie Benz will continue in her role as Mayor Amanda Rosewater in the hit television series Defiance, which will premiere its second season on Syfy this year. With her obvious acting talents and her beautiful looks, it is no surprise that Julie Benz continues to get work on both the big screen and the small screen, and long may it continue.
I know we’re still missing episode 10, but it shall be added ASAP! With many thanks to Sandra at Screencapped.net, I’ve added episode captures of Julie in her season 1 episodes from Dexter. I will be adding the other seasons over the next week or so.
I’ve added some more HQ episode stills from all 4 seasons of Dexter, as well as from 2 of the episodes of Desperate Housewives Julie guest-starred on. Over the next few weeks I will be going through the gallery and replacing all MQ event photos with HQ photos as well as adding any missing events
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In case you haven’t seen it already, here’s a teaser for Season 2 of Defiance, coming this June!
From “Dexter” and “Defiance” to dinners and dessert, Julie Benz can do it all.
When she’s not fixing problems on Syfy’s “Defiance,” the actress known for her roles in “Dexter” and “Desperate Housewives,” is whipping up something interesting up in the kitchen.
“As an actress, I have a very creative personality and cooking gives me another outlet for that creativity,” Benz told FoxNews.com. “Plus, I love entertaining at home because it is an excuse for me to get my friends and family together.”
Benz, who has a hectic filming schedule, says she used to spend hours in the kitchen, but now recommends not being afraid to ask friends for help and to use store-bought side dishes.
She’s currently a spokesperson for Boston Market and shared some of her shortcut secrets with us.
“I learned that if someone else is an expert at something, I should let them do it,” she said. “Don’t try to do everything yourself. Why do everything yourself when someone else does it better?”
Benz purchases sides from Boston Market and is always sure to have her staples in the fridge—rotisserie chicken, avocados and fresh vegetables.
“[I use Boston Market sides] as foundations for my holiday recipes,” she told FoxNews.com. “The quality is the same as homemade, but it allows me to have more time to spend with friends and family.”
Benz suggests trying to cook ahead as much as possible and substituting prepared side dishes to skip a few steps in recipes.
“Shopping early will get you bigger discounts, and quite a bit of prep work can be done in advance,” she said.
“Don’t sweat it if something goes wrong,” she told FoxNews.com. “Take a deep breath and remember everything will be okay. Your family and friends are there to laugh about it with you.”
She also recommends figuring out exactly how much food and dinnerware you’ll need and if you’ll be asking guests to bring any dishes—well in advance.
Oh, and keep the kids busy.
“Have a few projects planned that the kids can help with while you cook, like setting the table, decorating cookies or designing creative name cards for all the guests,” she said.
Source: Fox News