Date: 7th November 2000
Actress ANNE HECHE jumped at the chance to join the cast of ALLY McBEAL - because they required her to swear profusely.
The former lesbian lover of comic ELLEN DEGENERES plays a character with foul-mouthed disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, who runs over her boyfriend with her truck. Heche says, "I read the part and it sounded fantastic. I watched some episodes of the show, and just thought it was such a unique show.
Everybody on it is so great. "I called DAVID E KELLEY (Ally McBeal creator) and said, 'How do you see her? What do you see her as?' and he said, 'Well, I see her as you.' I was like, 'Alright, let's do it.' "I don't usually shout out things that people aren't ready to hear, like she would. And I don't necessarily kick and scream and punch, but there are some real qualities to her, too. She teaches children and she writes children's books. You know, there are some other qualities other than the Tourette's." (KL/WNWC/RGS)