He drops in on Earl this Thursday to play Earl's cousin Blake, a backpack model with whom Earl has had an ongoing rivalry. Blake comes to town to attend a party Earl throws for Joy (Jaime Pressly), the mother of Earl's - okay, so they aren't Earl's - children.
"Watching two grown men competing like that obviously is very, very funny," Priestley said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday. "My character and Jaime Pressly's character had a sexual liaison at a certain point in time... Once Earl finds out about that, it really sends him off."
Priestley is also in the midst of directing his fourth of five episodes of Secret Life, set to return Jan. 5. He promises that while Ben and Amy get married, it doesn't necessarily mean Amy has broken things off completely with Ricky, the father of her baby. Not that Priestley gave too much away.
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