By Tom Gliatto
May 17, 2010 12:00 PM

>• The actress, 45, who plays Courteney Cox Arquette‘s married neighbor Ellie, is married to Cougar Town co-creator Bill Lawrence.

DOES BILL EVER WORK YOUR RELATIONSHIP INTO THE SHOW?

Courteney and I are neighbors and we all hang out on weekends. We’re always secretly whispering about how annoying our husbands are, even though we love them dearly. Bill will be talking in one conversation and pick up ours, and it will be in a script Monday in very exaggerated form.

THE SHOW HAS TURNED INTO A REAL ENSEMBLE

Bill might change the name. We’re taking pitches!

DO ANY OF YOUR THREE KIDS WATCH?

They don’t. One time Charlotte, my oldest, who’s 9, was visiting on-set and was in the makeup trailer. When I came back from breakfast, she had told the makeup artist that her mommy feels the show was “inappropriate”—so they turned it off. She’s very cute.

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