Your character Trisha is in denial about her husband cheating. Was it a difficult role to play?
Yes, but mostly because this was my first project since Private Practice ended [in January]. I was so used to being Addison for so long. This was humbling.
Got a favorite TV love triangle?
I don’t want to pat myself on the back, but we had a pretty good one [on Grey’s Anatomy] between McDreamy, Meredith and me. That was epic.
When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?
I love hanging out with my pets and my boyfriend [writer-producer Chris Case] and his children, having family time. The older you get, you see that love is not just happiness or pleasure, it’s a lot more complex.
Has there ever been a gig you wish you’d gotten?
When I was a struggling actress in New York, I really wanted to cocktail-waitress at the Royalton Hotel. You got to wear heels and miniskirts. When I didn’t get it, I thought, “Oh my God, my life is over!” It’s funny what you think is important.