Hugh Laurie: (on why he enjoys playing Dr. Greg House) I didn't realize House would be the central character, more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally. I relish his wounded nature - the lameness, the scarred Byronic hero. I'd love to say I supplied a lot of these things, but they were all there, perfectly described by the writers. I merely stand there and read it out. I was thrilled to play an intelligent character as I've made a living for quite some years being fools.