Jill Clayburgh: Viva La Vamp
These days, you can TV surf and find acting vet Jill
Clayburgh on just about any channel. Whether she's playing Ally McBeal's mom on FX or weeping it up on Lifetime, the Emmy and Oscar-nominated actress whose career has spanned over three decades is one of Hollywood's most familiar leading ladies. But don't expect this 58-year-old beauty who's dated Al Pacino and co-starred with Burt Reynolds to pen a spicy tell-all book about it.
"I think it's just [for] desperate actresses who want to make a buck," Clayburgh tells TV Guide Online. "I mean it's one thing for Katharine Hepburn that's a different kind of a book. But Who I F----d?" she cringes. "I find that really offensive."
Clayburgh, who made her debut on the soap Search for Tomorrow and rose to fame in 1978's An Unmarried Woman, admits she's never been comfortable as a sexpot. "That hasn't been my big card not that I wasn't sexy," she purrs. "But I wasn't, like, sexy. So the sexy parts went to other people. I was more like smart and neurotic and funny and quirky."
Ironically, Clayburgh's latest film, Never Again (opening July 12) features her as "a woman who engages in sex alot!" The mother of two who gets kinky in a leather S&M getup admits: "It's an unusual part for me where sex plays a big role in the movie." Now, this we gotta see...