|New Piper Interview with Zap2it||Jun|
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Piper Perabo thanks several other actresses for swaying her toward television.
Ready to begin Season 3 as CIA agent Annie Walker on the USA series “Covert Affairs” Tuesday, July 10, Perabo credits Kyra Sedgwick’s work on TNT’s soon-to-end “The Closer” — as well as Holly Hunter’s on TNT’s now-ended “Saving Grace” and Glenn Close’s on “Damages,” which starts its fifth and final season Wednesday, July 11, on DirecTV — as door-openers for other previously movie-based talents.
“When those three women all started leading television shows, it actually changed my perspective on what’s possible for a lead actress on TV,” the spirited Perabo tells Zap2it. “To watch them head shows that were serious dramas, and where they were characters who were in charge, opened my eyes to the possibility of television and really got me excited about it.
“When you see the first season of ‘Damages,’ if you don’t want to do television, I don’t know what kind of actress you are,” Perabo adds. “What they were doing was so exciting, it made me want to see if I could find a show I could do like that. Television had come after me before, but I was never really interested in the project itself. There were movies that were more interesting to me.”
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