Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein
Speaking publicly for the first time about House co-star Lisa Edelstein's exit two months ago, Hugh Laurie sounds like he and everyone else was sorry to see her go.
"We all miss Lisa very much," the 52-year-old actor told reporters at the fall TV previews Saturday, according to TVLine.
Lisa Edelstein leaving House
Edelstein, who played House's boss and love interest, Cuddy, left the Fox medical drama last month after seven seasons. Her departure followed an explosive — and critically panned — season finale which saw House (Laurie) drive into Cuddy's house months after their break-up. Edelstein's exit leaves the show without a love interest for the title character and seemingly little hope of resolution for "Huddy," as fans dubbed the will-they-or-won't-they couple.
House recently brought on a new female series regular, Breaking In actress Odette Annable.
Odette Annable joins the cast of House
While promoting his new PBS special, Great Performances: Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk — A Celebration of New Orleans Blues, Laurie also confirmed a report that his character would be behind bars when House returns. "I am a prisoner," he said. "I don't know [how long I'll be there]. They keep me in the dark. It's probably better that way."
The new season of House premieres on Monday, Oct. 3 at 9/8c on Fox. Edelstein will next appear on The Good Wife in a multi-episode arc.