The stunning star of the hit cosmetic surgery TV drama believes the "sexual tension" between her and McMahon has helped with their graphic sex scenes - although she is keen to keep the relationship plutonic off screen.
Carlson says, "I think we're both attracted to each other on a certain level.
"But say we wanted to engage in a relationship. It could end up really hurting the series.
"There is sexual tension when you're put in the situation Julian and I are in - and that works so much better."24/06/2004 17:09