Jennifer Love Hewitt knows, especially given her name, that she’ll always be linked to romance.
Last year, the former “Ghost Whisperer” star became an author with the relationship memoir “The Day I Shot Cupid,” and she made headlines again for having a new beau … actor-director Alex Beh. Hewitt’s next television project reaffirms her ties to love: She stars with Betty White in the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” drama “The Lost Valentine” Sunday, Jan. 30, on CBS.
“I definitely tend to gravitate toward things that have romance in them,” Hewitt confirms to Zap2it. “I had a lot of fun writing the book, and I really would like to write another one at some point, though I’m not sure when I’ll be able to do that. I learned some things from people who read the book, and I learned some things about myself on the book tour. I feel I have some things to say about that.”
However, Hewitt has nothing to say — not yet, at least — about Valentine’s Day 2011. “It’s one of my favorite holidays,” she allows, “but I don’t know what our plans are going to be.”
While she has come to terms with the end of “Ghost Whisperer,” Hewitt admits that took some time. Now a nominee for a Golden Globe Award for the Lifetime movie “The Client List,” she bought into rumors that ABC might pick up her weekly drama when CBS canceled it last spring after five seasons.
“For me, it was a total shock,” she says of realizing the series wouldn’t continue. “I thought our next season probably would be the last, just because the show had been on for a really long time. It’s hard to come up with new things that will keep people intrigued, but I never thought in a million years that was going to have been our last season.
“I was bummed for Melinda,” Hewitt adds about her spectre-seeing “Ghost Whisperer” character, “because I didn’t feel the series ended the way that she deserved for it to. We left the audience sort of hanging, and I hate that.
“When you’ve taken people on a journey for so long, the least you can do is give them a goodbye. For a show that was about unfinished business, we didn’t get to finish.”