Olivia Wilde, who plays Thirteen on ‘House’, will not be on the show much this season because she’s focusing on her film career. Wilde took leave from the show this fall to shoot ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ and has other films going on as well.
“It’s going to be a while unfortunately,” says series creator David Shore. “We love her but it is going to be a while. It’s going to be this season, but well into this season.”
“She called us up and said she wanted to do [The Change Up],” he explains. “And it just so happened that what we had worked out storyline-wise allowed her a couple of extra episodes [off]. So that movie just filled in the gap. There were no further adjustments to her schedule as a result of that.”