guest appearance on bb theory…gave me opportunity to play something outside of myself
The USA Network’s latest drama, Fairly Legal, debuts tonight, Thursday, at 10 PM EST, and will star Sarah Shahi, the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader turned actress.
Best known for her role as Carmen de la Pica Morales on The L Word, Shahi was also #90 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2005″ list, before moving on up to #66 in 2006.
On Fairly Legal, the beautiful, exotic Shahi of Iranian and Mexican descent, plays Kate Reed, daughter of a famous lawyer.
For five years, she was a rising lawyer star herself, until her father died and she decided to make some major changes in her life and become a mediator instead. How
Sarah explains the show as being “A lot like Law & Order meet Sex & The City with a lot more sex than law!”
About her new role on Fairly Legal, Shahi told BuddyTV.com:
“I was at a place, when I auditioned for the show, I had just had a baby, I was five weeks post-partum, and I just felt like if I wanted to get back into the game and away from my child, it better be in something that was worth it, and that could really be life-changing for a career and our (family) position.
“Also, I wanted to play the role because I was attracted to Kate. She is a character who’s all cool on the outside, and may look like she has things figured out, but when it comes down to it, she doesn’t. She struggles a lot. She struggles with her relationship with her stepmother, with her relationship with her ex-husband … there’s a whole aspect of her dealing with the death of her dad. There’s a lot going on that lead to these great internal conflicts for her, and I really wanted to play those out.”
Shahi, is married to star of Showtime’s Shameless, Steve Howey. The two were at an interview with Mario Lopez of Extra recently – and I videotaped a cute little flirtation between Shahi and Lopez, as hubby Howey stood on the sideline. Howey was a pretty cool champ about it all; he even took a pic of his wife and Lopez with his own cell phone (see below). Watch the flirtation for yourself: