julie benz 'Desperate Housewives' Julie Benz gears up for Winter Olympics: 'I get really into it.'Julie Benz, currently guest-starring on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” knows firsthand what it takes to be a competitive figure skater, and she can’t wait to cheer them on during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

“I love watching these kids who have trained their whole lives and this is their one shot for a lot of them,” she says. “I get really into it, and sad when they fail. I’m just a very emotional person.”
 
Benz suffered a bad injury when she was 13 and wasn’t able to skate for a year. She began modeling, and that led to acting roles.

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