Jennifer Love Hewitt is reaffirming that she’s “a woman … W-O-M-A-N.”
Little doubt is left by her striptease to the song made famous 50 years ago by Peggy Lee, in a video promoting the Season 2 premiere of Hewitt’s Lifetime series “The Client List” Sunday, March 10. The actress-producer also croons the tune, and it’s not her first time on that performance route: She did similar gyrating last year in a “Client List” promo in which she sang the “Sweet Charity” number “Big Spender.”
“It’s exactly what I hoped for,” Hewitt tells Zap2it of the response the ads have generated. “Both of them have been based on a little dream I had of what we should do, and we had the help of [director-photographer] Matthew Rolston and Randy Jackson this time, which was just awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun as I did that day, and we’ve absolutely loved the reaction.”
The “Client List” promos wouldn’t be out of place on such shows as NBC’s “Smash” and FOX’s “Glee,” being the big productions the commercials are. “We had a lot of rehearsal,” Hewitt says, “and there were a lot of moving parts to get them done, but it was a lot of fun. And we’ll be doing more music on the show this year as well; I’ll be singing a lot.”
As Hewitt continues her current role as masseuse and suddenly single mom Riley Parks, her previous series character still can be seen, since USA and ION run repeats of the former CBS show “Ghost Whisperer.” And Hewitt is glad for it.
“It was a great experience,” she recalls of the supernatural drama that lasted five seasons. “I’m really proud of how well it did, and of how it touched people. And I hope it will continue to be around for a while longer.”