Medicine Woman Jane Seymour as fame fatale in the new comedy Wedding CrashersActress Jane Seymour, 54, well-known for her prim performances in Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman returns to comedy.
The former Bond girl, who plays the part of Christopher Walken's wife in Wedding Crashers, the comedy which will be released this Friday, has just finished another comedy, called The Blind Guy, directed by her fourth husband James Keach, in which she portrays an offbeat psychiatrist, who counsels a sight-impaired patient, who is considering surgery to restore his eyesight.
Jane Seymour said Yes to the part of middle-aged seductress Kathleen "Kitty Kat" Cleary after reading the hilarious Wedding Crashers script.
"It's just a hysterical premise. It's a very, very funny film and I just thought it was a really funny role", the actress declared.
Apparently, her nude bedroom scene with co-star Owen Wilson scandalized some of her fans.
"When I first read it I thought 'gosh, there's no way I can do this, the mother of the bride said. "But then I thought, reading it again, this is just too good and there has to be a way of doing this (...) so I found a way of doing it that I feel really comfortable with."
"I don't think anybody is going to be ultimately that offended by it but it certainly is impactful", Seymour concluded.
The small but scene-stealing part of Kathleen "Kittycat" Cleary, a society matron with an insatiable sexual appetite who tries to seduce her daughter's suitor reveals her first nude scene in 20 years.
Owen Wilson was more nervous than his co-star when shooting their seduction scene. "It was a little bit of a hiccup for me to be all of a sudden doing a scene where I'm supposed to be putting my hands on her in a slightly inappropriate way. But I got used to it. By the end, I was calling for more takes because we really needed to get the scene right'.
Seymour recalls how she and Dobkin, the director, had to encourage the "Starsky & Hutch" star to touch her breasts. "His hands came out like little ferret hands," she says, mimicking Wilson's tentative hand movements during rehearsals. "I said, 'Owen, you can open your fingers. It's all right.'"
Jane Seymour thinks this "might hopefully inspire a generation of women that have been forgotten". Jane's 23-year-old daughter, actress Katy Flynn, has appreciated her performance. "She thought I was very funny," Seymour says proudly. "She liked seeing me play comedy and felt I pulled it off", the actress added.
Wedding Crashers is the story of two intrepid bachelors and lifelong friends (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) who invite themselves to weddings to pick up women and crush every bridesmaid's heart.
One of the guys present at the social event of the season, brake the "rules" when falling for the engaged daughter (Rachel McAdams) of an influential and eccentric politician (Christopher Walken).
Jane Seymour - Filmography:
- Odd Girl Out (2005/I), Carolyn Elliot
- Blind Guy (2006) (pre-production)
- Wedding Crashers (2005), Kathleen Cleary
- Heart of a Stranger (2002) (TV), Jill Maddox
- Touching Wild Horses (2002), Fiona Kelsey
- Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (2001) (TV), Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn
- Blackout (2001/I) (TV), Kathy Robbins
- Yesterday's Children (2000) (TV), Jenny Cole/Mary Sutton
- Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (2000) (TV), Fanny Kemble
- Murder in the Mirror (2000) (TV), Dr. Mary Kost Richland
- Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie (1999) (TV), Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn
- A Memory in My Heart (1999) (TV), Rebecca Blake
- A Marriage of Convenience (1998) (TV), Chris Winslow
- The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998), Anna Robinson
- Quest for Camelot (1998) (voice), Lady Juliana
- The Absolute Truth (1997) (TV), Alison Reid
- Joy of Natural Childbirth (1997)
- A Passion for Justice: The Hazel Brannon Smith Story (1994) (TV), Hazel Brannon Smith
- Heidi (1993) (TV), Fräulein Rottenmeier
- "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (1993) TV Series, Dr. Michaela 'Dr. Mike' Quinn
- Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) (TV), Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn
- Praying Mantis (1993) (TV), Linda Crandell
- Sunstroke (1992) (TV), Teresa
- Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1992) (TV), Adrienne Welles
- "Memories of Midnight" (1991) (mini) TV Series, Catherine Alexander Douglas
- I Remember You (1991) (TV)
- Matters of the Heart (1990) (TV), Hadley Norman
- Angel of Death (1990) (TV), Laura
- Révolution française, La (1989), Marie Antoinette
- "War and Remembrance" (1988) (mini) TV Series, Natalie Henry
- Jack the Ripper (1988) (TV), Emma Prentiss
- Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988) (TV), Maria Callas
- The Woman He Loved (1988) (TV), Wallis Simpson
- Keys to Freedom (1988), Gillian
- T￭nel, El (1987), Maria
- "Crossings" (1986) (mini) TV Series, Hillary Burnham
- Head Office (1985), Jane Caldwell
- Jamaica Inn (1985) (TV), Mary Yellan
- Obsessed with a Married Woman (1985) (TV), Diane Putnam
- "The Sun Also Rises" (1984) (mini) TV Series, Brett Ashley
- Dark Mirror (1984) (TV), Leigh Cullen/Tracy Cullen
- Lassiter (1984), Sara Wells
- The Haunting Passion (1983) (TV), Julia Evans
- The Phantom of the Opera (1983) (TV), Maria Gianelli/Elena Korvin
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) (TV), Marguerite St. Just
- "East of Eden" (1981) (mini) TV Series, Cathy/Kate Ames
- Oh, Heavenly Dog! (1980), Jackie
- The Badness Within Him (1980) (TV)
- Somewhere in Time (1980), Elise McKenna
- Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (1979) (TV), Laura Cole
- Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV), Serina
- Love's Dark Ride (1978), Diana
- "The Awakening Land" (1978) (mini) TV Series, Genny Luckett
- Killer on Board (1977) (TV), Jan
- Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), Princes Farah
- "Seventh Avenue" (1977) (mini) TV Series, Eva Meyers
- Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (1977) (TV), Margie Parks
- The Four Feathers (1977) (TV) .... Ethne Eustace
- "Captains and the Kings" (1976) (mini) TV Series, Marjorie Chisholm Armagh
- Morir... dormir... tal vez soñar (1976)
- The Story of David (1976) (TV), Bathsheba
- "Our Mutual Friend" (1976) (mini) TV Series, Bella Wilfer
- Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) (TV), Agatha/Prima
- Live and Let Die (1973), Solitaire
- "The Onedin Line" (1971) TV Series, Emma Callon/Fogarty (1972-1973)
- "The Strauss Family" (1972) (mini) TV Series, Karolin
- Young Winston (1972), Pamela Plowden
- The Best Pair of Legs in the Business (1972), Kim Thorn
- "The Pathfinders" (1972) TV Series, Sheila Conway
- The Only Way (1970), Lillian Stein
- Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)