The only real consideration was the hours and just how sleepy you get, but the work made it the easiest decision ever.I love this part, and I love what the show represents.Do you think your stint on really helped you, in terms of getting ready for this role? It definitely prepared me for the work schedule and for the hours, and for what it’s like to promote a new show, and all of those things. I loved that about Melinda, and I really do love that about Riley. How hard was it for you to decide to jump back into a TV series regular role again?I think she’s, quite possibly to a fault, one of the most empathetic people I’ve ever met, and I think that’s a really lovely quality, and it’s hard to find in a human being. HEWITT: It took some thought, but after meeting everyone at Lifetime and knowing that this was the part I was going to jump into, it was pretty easy., follows the life of Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a single mother, living in a small Texas town, who leads a shocking double life that would send shockwaves through the community and possibly land her in jail, if it was ever exposed.
But, I am quite shocked at how much fun it is to be able to reach out to people, on a daily basis, and keep content out there, and how much it actually really does help promote things, in such a different way.
She’s connecting, in a real, human way, with the human condition and human spirit and hearts of the people on her table. You’re a big part of Twitter now, taking pictures from the set and posting updates.
How has your social networking enhanced interest in the show?
HEWITT: It wouldn’t be a secret if I tell you, now would it? I’m a pretty bad liar, and I’m not very good at keeping secrets. Being from Texas and having the show set there, is there anything that you drew on from your personal experiences to create the character or the setting? Riley and Linette (Cybill Shepherd) are there great combinations of my own mom.
I’m one of those people who is like, “Let me tell you what happened today. ” So, I feel like I probably would not be as good at this as Riley is. I feel like Riley is who my mom was in her 20s and 30s, and I feel like Linette is how my mom is now, in so many great ways.