's only midway through her five-year contract with Ally McBeal
but the star is already beginning to float the idea that she might not renew her contract.
"It really will depend on if I even have a movie career," the skinny one tells W. "I might be tired of the part, or I might want to have a baby and keep the stability. It's been good for me. But I also love branching out into other directions. I understand why Julianna Margulies quit ER when she was being offered all that money. Obviously, she has priorities other than money."
Flockhart's would-be movie career got off to a lousy start last year with the disappointing Shakespeare adaptation A Midsummer Night's Dream. "I thought A Midsummer Night's Dream would end up being a bigger deal," confesses the 36-year-old actress. "But I didn't really care. Doing Shakespeare in Italy with (writer-director) Michael Hoffman was all I cared about."
Flockhart's next shot at movie stardom will be playing a lesbian psychic in Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, due in theaters this July. "I knew, on the one hand, people were going to talk about it: 'Ally McBeal goes gay,' " she says of her decision to take the part. "But I have this belief that no one's going to think the character's being gay is a big deal. I suppose people will talk about it, though."