Julie Benz: The 'Dexter' Scene That Made Her Cry

Ali Wentworth

You know Julie Benz from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Jawbreaker," "Saw V," "Dexter," "Desperate Housewives," and "Defiance." But out of her many credits, there was one role that stood out.

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"The role that I really loved was Robin on 'Desperate Housewives,'" Julie says of the role she took on right after "Dexter." She was thrilled to work with the women she had "admired for so long" and loved the eccentric role she had a chance to play. "My character was very quirky and fun," Julie says. "She was a stripper… a lesbian stripper."

Throughout her four seasons on "Dexter," Julie played Dexter's significant other. Over the course of her time on the show, she says one scene —which she didn't know about in advance — was the most memorable. "My favorite scene on the show is when Dexter proposes to Rita," Julie says. "As soon as we started to rehearse and Michael started saying his dialogue, it was that magic moment that all actors hope for, and tears started flowing. That was that synergy moment when your character and yourself meld together."

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Julie also revealed how she and her "Dexter" co-stars coped with producing such a heavy show. "There's a lot of joking around. There's a lot of laughter and levity," she says. "It was a very dark show to shoot."

To hear how Julie describes kissing Michael C. Hall, check out this episode of Daily Shot.