Mira Sorvino Guest Stars on Record Setting Episode of 'House M.D.'


When FOX airs an encore of the "House M.D." episode "Frozen" on Friday, Feb 15 at 9 p.m. -- it debuted after the Super Bowl to record-setting numbers -- guest-star MIRA SORVINO will likely be among those watching.

"I'm a crazy 'House' fan," the Oscar-winning actress confesses to ET. "Everything about it just drew me in every week and continues to do so."

Mira guests on the show as a psychiatrist trapped at the South Pole who must rely on Dr. House (HUGH LAURIE) to diagnose and treat her deadly illness via webcam -- a rather thrilling predicament for the 'Mighty Aphrodite' star.

"Hugh is so fantastic," Mira gushes. "I met him at the Golden Globe three years ago … and I just started gushing about how much I loved the show. And I think I might have frightened him."

Did Mira's psychiatrist throw Dr. House for a similar loop?

"It's not just a patient-doctor relationship," Mira explains. "He doesn't really believe in psychiatry at all and sort of mocks her for that … [but] they’re similar in that they're both loners and strong-willed and there's this nice little subplot, chemistry, sexual tension. There's actually a bizarre co-mingling of that."

"House" encores will continue to air Fridays at 9 p.m. EST through April 18.