House will be minus Thirteen after next Monday’s episode as Olivia Wilde goes off to fulfill her movie star destiny. And while the show’s titular grump will no doubt dull his grief with Vicodin, Hugh Laurie openly admits the actress will be sorely missed.
“There is a great sadness that Olivia is leaving us and moving on,” the actor shares in the following behind-the-scenes clip. “Although it never came as any great surprise to anybody. Olivia was like a gunpowder fuse that was lit 15 years ago. [She] is a real delight to be around and we will miss her very, very much. She’s obviously headed for great things.”
For more from Laurie — as well as a sneak peek at Thirteen’s farewell episode (is that a new girlfriend I see?!) — press play below.