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November 27, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another series? No, thanks. Jean Smart swore off after five seasons of "Designing Women." The show was lovely and lucrative, but why play the same character again for years, potentially, when she was flush with TV movie, theater and film roles? "I was having such a good time just sort of doing what I wanted and working when I really felt excited about something," says Smart, who even told her agent to quit sending her series scripts. "But then he called me and said, 'This you have to read.'
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November 27, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another series? No, thanks. Jean Smart swore off after five seasons of "Designing Women." The show was lovely and lucrative, but why play the same character again for years, potentially, when she was flush with TV movie, theater and film roles? "I was having such a good time just sort of doing what I wanted and working when I really felt excited about something," says Smart, who even told her agent to quit sending her series scripts. "But then he called me and said, 'This you have to read.'
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