'The Firm's' Juliette Lewis: “I never want to be a sex object”
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Juliette Lewis is one of Hollywood's most versatile (and perhaps, kookiest) actresses; no wonder she's been in showbiz for three decades.
Her impressive career boasts an Academy Award nomination with a filmography list that includes 'Natural Born Killers', 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', and 'From Dusk Till Dawn' AND a career as a musician.
There was also a 4-year romance she had with Brad Pitt in the early 1990s. Lewis doesn't see it as a big deal though and has previously said, "It was a wonderful, loving relationship with a fun, smart guy. Then it was over and he went on to become incredibly famous."
Lewis returns to television in the series 'The Firm', based on the movie starring Tom Cruise and novel by John Grisham. The TV version takes place 10 years after the movie and Juliette Lewis plays Tammy, paralegal to lead character Mitch (Josh Lucas).
Lewis may be kooky, charming, and somewhat of a hippy in Hollywood, but one thing's for sure: she won't allow herself to be a sex object. The actress told us, "I don't focus on sex or sexuality; I think women get stuck in this trap and it's really boring and stupid. I never want to be a sex object, I think that's the most boring, dull thing."
Here, Lewis talks about taking on the role of Tammy, maintaining her sanity in the insane world of show businessand her longevity in Hollywood.
The Firm airs every Sunday at 9.30pm on AXN (Astro 701)