The writer admits her intern grew so aroused while copy reading an episode from her new book, The Santangelos, she asked for the afternoon off so she could go home and make love to her husband.

Collins tells Access Hollywood Live, "She puts it on the computer for me after I've written it in longhand and one day she called me up and she goes, 'Please can I go home early... I just read that scene... and I really wanna go see my husband'.

"She went home early and nine months later she had a baby."