The twice-Oscar-nominated actress returned to series television this week in ABC's snarky soap "Dirty Sexy Money" on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. In it she plays Letitia "Tish" Darling, the matriarch of an impossibly wealthy Gotham clan and keeper of many secrets.
Had you been looking to do a TV series when "Dirty Sexy Money" came along?
I had done four plays in a row in New York, sort of back to back, and I thought it was time for me to get out of New York. I don't think they could have taken me doing one more play.
What attracted you to the show?
It has a combination of being damn funny and having a family drama pulling you forward. And it also has some crazy mystery story going on.
Though the series is set in New York, it shoots in L.A. What's it like for a native New Yorker?
I'm actually enjoying it. You know Park La Brea? Well, it's my little New York. It's got elevators and other people, and I can walk to Whole Foods and the Grove, and to my wine-tasting class.