Meow, wow! Best known for playing goodhearted sex kittens, actress Lolita Davidovich
first purred her way to success with a breakout role in 1989's Blaze
. Directed by her hubby Ron Shelton
, it told the true story of a stripper who romanced a Louisiana governor, played by Paul Newman
Perhaps wary of typecasting, Davidovich insists she's no sexpot, just "a straight trial lawyer" in NBC's miniseries, The Judge (airing Sunday and Monday at 9 pm/ET). Based on the best-selling novel by Steve Martini, she tells TV Guide Online, "It's a suspense thriller and a courtroom drama. A judge [played by Edward James Olmos] is indicted for the murder of a young female police officer. I get fired from the prosecutor's office, then go to the other side and defend this judge with Chris Noth's character."
Though she does play the ex-lover of Noth aka Sex and the City's "Mr. Big" don't expect Davidovich to share too many spicy scenes with him. In fact, just chatting with TV Guide Online about her unusually subdued role comes as even more of a novelty than playing it. Davidovich who confesses she's never surfed the Web in her life has been cowed by technophobia ever since she was scolded by daughter Valentina's nanny for owning an obsolete computer.
"She said, 'Forget about it, get a new [computer],'" Davidovich laughs. "But I just can't. My conscience won't allow me to get another one when I didn't even use this one and it was an expensive Christmas present from three years ago! I don't know, it's a pain in the ass."