Emily Deschanel dishes on the new season of "Bones" and says she can relate to her character when it comes to motherhood.
The FOX drama is on its seventh season and returns from hiatus on April 2. Warning: Spoiler alert!
Deschanel, 35, plays Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, who is set to welcome a daughter with Booth, played by David Boreanaz.
"She's barely doing it!" Deschanel joked to OnTheRedCarpet.com at a 2012 PaleyFest event for the show. "Pretty amazingly - I think Brennan is kind of capable at pretty much everything she tries. So, it's no surprise that she can handle parenthood and continuing her work ... and writing novels just beautifully. But of course there are challenges along the way."
"She deals with things that women have to deal with when they have a baby, like hormonal things, emotional connections to the baby, your clothes not fitting right," Deschanel continued. "It's fun to actually experience things in my own life and then read it in the script and be like, 'Hey, wait a second, I'm going through that right now,' so that's fun. My character is fairly different from myself, so it's nice to find similarities right now."
Deschanel went on to give some details about how Seeley and Brennan's relationship will change with their new addition.
"There are definitely arguments and discussions about how you raise children, and we have interesting jobs that you kind of want to shelter from babies that I don't necessarily do, or my character doesn't," Deschanel said. "They go through lots of things that most parents go through, but from the unique perspective of people who fight crime all the time, so you'll see Brennan in a very unique situation at the end of the season - and it affects her family."
The show, which aired its first season in 2005, has grown into a hit FOX program with a cult following, and the actress is thrilled it has kept up its momentum.
"I can't believe it's been seven seasons, it blows my mind," Deschanel said. "I feel like in one sense I blinked and all of a sudden I'm here. At the same time, so much has happened in that time that I can look back and say, 'so many things have happened.' It's pretty incredible - not many shows have lasted as long as we have - I thought, you know, 'maybe this show will last a season - how long could a show about Bones, be?'"
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