Jane Seymour has had quite the acting career. From her early days as a Bond Girl in the film 'Live and Let Die,' to her extended run as the star on 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,' Seymour has maintained a healthy profile in the public eye. Her turn as the sexually frustrated Kathleen Cleary in 'Wedding Crashers' introduced her to a whole new generation and helped form the basis for her latest role, that of Colleen Bash on TNT's 'Franklin & Bash.'
On that show, she plays the mother of Peter Bash (played by 'Saved By The Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar). Her character returns to tonight's episode with a very interesting, out of the box storyline, that sees her arrested for prostitution and kissing Heather Locklear.
The episode, titled "Good Lovin'," sees Peter and his partner Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) trying to clear her name and prove that her methods are therapeutic. Eventually Peter has to go it alone (I won't spoil why) and that leads to tension with Mama Bash.
Seymour recently talked about the role, saying that Colleen is misunderstood.
"[She is] actually a sex surrogate. It's something [my character takes] very seriously, but you can imagine the fun they're having with that one," said Seymour. "I'm in jail, and there are all these prostitutes with me claiming they're sex surrogates, too. Peter does not do well with that knowledge, and of course they banter among one another and tease him really badly about it.
"Ultimately, I find out Rachel [Locklear, who plays the new boss] hasn't had sex for six years, and so I kiss her. I really can't tell you much more about the episode without spoiling it. I haven't seen it, but they tell me it's one of the funniest ones they've ever done. It certainly is a really fun role, and I, basically as a sex surrogate, point out to my counsel -- who are my son and his partner -- that I don't have sex with all my partners. That makes it even worse, as you can imagine," she continued.
Seymour is enjoying herself in these comedic roles and knows what changed her perception in people's eyes.
"After Wedding Crashers, people looked at me as a brand new actress. I've done an enormous amount of comedy since then; I have a sort of natural affinity for it. I did a pilot with Kelly Preston this year that was very funny. Playing outrageous comedy is something I really enjoy," she said.
Will you be watching tonight's 'Franklin & Bash'? It airs at 9 p.m. ET.