Olivia Wilde teases 'House' return
Published Mar 30 2011, 10:58 BST | By Morgan Jeffery
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star Olivia Wilde
has dropped hints about her upcoming return to the show.
The actress is a series regular on the Fox medical drama, but has not appeared since the show's seventh season premiere last September due to other filming commitments
Wilde told Entertainment Weekly
: "I have to say, this episode is probably my favourite that I've ever done on the show. It explores [Thirteen's] return, but it kind of takes the scenic route."
The instalment, titled 'The Dig', will see House (Hugh Laurie) pick up Wilde's character from jail and take her on a road trip, determined to uncover the secret of her incarceration.
"In order to sort of melt her steely resolve, he has to show a little bit of his own vulnerability," she explained. "I think that's what makes their interaction ultimately really kind of unusual and really interesting. He's reaching out to her and showing her his rawness."
Wilde promised that viewers will eventually discover Thirteen's secret, but after some misdirection.
"It... comes after several attempts [by Thirteen] to throw [House] off the course," she said. "She tries to throw him off the scent, but it doesn't work because he's too smart. She eventually has to give it up."House
's executive producer David Shore previously claimed that Wilde's return to the show will be "cool
", while Amber Tamblyn
has confirmed that Thirteen will cross paths with her departing character Martha Masters.House
will return to Fox on April 11.