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Angie Harmon
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Angie Harmon relishes Women's Murder Club role - FORMER Law & Order star Angie Harmon is relishing the opportunity to finally flex her acting muscles on television.

Harmon, who left the popular legal drama in 2001 to focus on motherhood and a film career, was lured back to the small screen with a starring role in Women's Murder Club.

Women's Murder Club, based on James Patterson's novels, is a crime drama but Harmon says the new show is also about relationships.

It follows the lives of four friends – a cop, a medical examiner, a journalist and a lawyer – who solve crimes in between cocktails with Harmon playing policewoman Lindsay Boxer.

She says her role is completely different from her star-making turn as assistant district attorney Abbie Carmichael in Law & Order which, she says, mostly involved remembering and reciting complicated legal jargon.

"I love that this (Women's Murder Club) is not just another procedural show," she says. "It's character-driven as well. We show back-stories about each character and not just the crimes.

"There will be an insult about shoes when they (the lead actors) are standing over a corpse; it's about girls.

"With this I get to use more acting muscles. It's not just about the crime, it's about a group of friends. With Abbie, we saw nothing of her personal life."

As the star of Women's Murder Club, Harmon is in almost every scene and often works long and gruelling hours.

"It can become a bit of a revolving door of actors for me," she says. "Sometimes it's like, 'OK, bring in the next one'."

Harmon says with two daughters – Finley, 4, and Avery, 2 – she was hesitant to go back to working an 80-hour week.

But, luckily, her husband, Jason Sehorn, a footballer turned sports commentator, has a job that allows him to care for their children when she is on the set.

"I love being a mum, I love being a wife to Jason and I love playing one of the greatest characters I've ever played.

"Am I tired? Absolutely. But that's what it's about being a mum. If I didn't have high demands on me I'd be bored. I like being pushed to my limit."

Harmon says she will always be grateful to David Hasselhoff because he gave the former model her big break in the short-lived Baywatch spin-off, Baywatch Nights, after seeing her at an airport.

"David is a wonderful, wonderful man," she says. "He taught me a lot about remembering lines and not walking into the furniture while saying them."

Harmon says Hasselhoff asked her to be part of Baywatch Nights without ever having so much as a conversation with her, let alone an audition.

"I said, 'Thanks, but I'm not really interested in making my acting debut in a swimsuit'," she laughs.

Hasselhoff was not deterred by the brunette's rebuff and pursued her with his idea for a show about a beachside detective agency and, unlike Pamela Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth, the role didn't involve her having to act in her bathers every day.
Source : Originally Published, Feb 20, 2008
Celebrities : Angie Harmon
Categories : Actor News, TV Actors, TV Personalities
Posted 2/20/2008 04:02:42 AM | Permalink
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