NY Post: There’s a new call girl in town. Jennifer Love Hewitt is a down-on-her-luck masseuse-turned-prostitute in “The Client List,” starting on Lifetime next month. In the series, Love Hewitt, 33, plays single Texas mom Riley Parks, who is abandoned by her husband and forced to make a tough choice in order to survive.
From Variety: “The series will follow Hewitt’s character as she balances two starkly different lives — one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of women.”
“I’m intrigued by the ‘Soccer Mom Madam’ story,” Hewitt told The Post, alluding to the case of Anna Gristina, the upstate soccer mom who allegedly ran a sex ring out of an Upper West Side apartment. “I believe there are very distinct reasons why people make the choices that they do. I don’t judge people for their choices.”
Love Hewitt didn’t exactly research the role a lot, but based it on a surprising person. “My mom was a young, beautiful, single, Texas mom, so within my family, there are a lot of very strong Texas women,” she said. “Riley’s personality is similar to my mom, so I used her for my inspiration.”
Love Hewitt said, “I believe there are very distinct reasons why people make the choices that they do.” That might explain her choice to be apolitical:
“You know what? I am so not political it’s scary. No, politics is something that I am fascinated with. Some point in the next year or so, I would love to sit down and just [have someone] explain to me and really get it. I’m just not very educated on it, and so I don’t even begin to talk about it with people because I just look stupid. So I don’t even go into it. I would like to get more into it, and feel like I could, you know, because people sit down and they have all these great political conversations. And I have no idea what people are talking about and why. I’m like, can we talk about American Idol now?”
Well, some folks might find this entertaining. Me, not so much. Yet it’s this type of “entertainment” one would expect these days. Just too bad that the only type of work this “strong mother” can find to save her family is prostitution.