'Body of Proof's' Dana Delany suspects Mark Valley 'ruined my naked yoga'

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dana-delany-july-2012-gi.jpg Dana Delany thinks she soon might get to the bottom of "one of the all-time-best practical jokes" ever played on her.

When the "China Beach" Emmy winner's ABC medical-mystery series "Body of Proof" begins its third round at midseason, she'll be reunited with Mark Valley, previously her co-star on FOX's short-lived "Pasadena." He's resurfacing as a police-detective ex-flame of Dr. Megan Hunt (Delany), and the actress maintains that as straight-arrow as many of his characters are, Valley is a world-class prankster.

"I was so happy to see him," Delany tells Zap2it. "We did a little screen test together, and he's a great guy. I feel there's a side of Mark that people need to see. We saw some of it in 'Pasadena,' but not a lot of people saw that show. He's usually cast as the handsome a**hole, and there's more to Mark than that.

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"He's really funny, and there's also a depth and a sadness to him that I would love to see come out. I wanted somebody I could play against. Megan is a formidable character, and I know for sure that Mark Valley is not afraid of me. In fact, he enjoys screwing with me."

mark-valley-aug-2011-gi.jpgIndeed, there's the matter of that practical joke, though Delany notes that Valley "has yet to admit" being the perpetrator. "I have a habit of doing naked yoga in the morning before I go to work, and when I was living in Vancouver, it was a big, tall, glass building. And one day, I got this note under my hotel-room door saying, 'I've been watching you. I'm happily married, but I'd like to meet you.'

"And there was a phone number on it," Delany adds. "I was in shock, freaked out that they had actually figured out what room I was in. I showed it to Mark, and I said, 'Call the number! Call the number!' And then I thought, 'Wait a minute. Why did I ask him to call? He probably wrote the thing to begin with!' "

And possibly the worst result? "It ruined my naked yoga," Delany laments. "I had to close the curtains from then on."
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