Monday, January 26, 2009

Six Feet Under Star Lauren Ambrose Playing Hasidic In Loving Leah

Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose took on a completely different role on the CBS movie Loving Leah that aired last night on CBS. She played a widowed member of a Hasidic community. This is an interesting role for Lauren. Here's an excerpt from about the role: (Also, check out the video below. It's an early interview with Lauren and Craig Kilborn from back in 2002)

"To prep for her role as a widowed member of a Hasidic community in CBS' movie "Loving Leah," former "Six Feet Under" star Lauren Ambrose spent time with women of the devout faith.

"I didn't know a lot about the Hasidic community at all," Ambrose told the Daily News. "They let me hang out and talk with them and were really open about their lives."

"Loving Leah," which premieres tomorrow night at 9, explores the ancient Levirate marriage law that says a deceased husband's brother, if single, must marry his widow, in this case is Leah, played by Ambrose.

"I thought it was a very sweet story about a regular girl who lives in this very sheltered community," Ambrose said. "But she needs to see a bigger world and finds a way to do it."

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