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Lucy Liu will be back on ABC next season no matter what.
Liu is in negotiations to join the cast of the network’s freshman drama “Dirty Sexy Money,” which has been renewed for a second season. She most recently starred in another ABC freshman drama, “Cashmere Mafia.”
The casting on “Sexy,” where she would be a regular, is formally in second position to “Mafia,” whose chances for renewal are not very good following a low-rated midseason run.
On the ABC Studios-produced show — a primetime soap revolving around the wealthy Darling clan and their spoiled offspring — Liu would join Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Glenn Fitzgerald, Blair Underwood, Seth Gabel, Zoe McLellan and Jill Clayburgh. Samaire Armstrong, who was a regular during the first season, won’t continue on the show full time.
Liu would play an attorney. It’s not clear whether her character will be associated with Krause’s Nick George, the Darlings’ family lawyer.
Liu has been a fixture on ABC in the past year. In addition to “Mafia,” she also did an arc on the network’s “Ugly Betty.”
Lucy Liu has a strange plan for her body after she dies – she wants to be frozen so she can wake-up in a wardrobe.
The Charlie’s Angels star wants to be cryogenically frozen when she passes away, and hopes to defrost herself in the closet of legendary U.S. socialite Nan Kempner. The 39-year-old beauty is so taken with the late fashion guru’s style, she would love to get the chance to try on some of her couture gowns – even if it means being reborn for the honor.
She says, “When I die, I wish to be cryogenically frozen in Nan Kempner’s closet. And when I wake up I can choose from her incredible collection. That would be wonderful.”
Kill Bill star Lucy Liu is calling on Americans to pay $1 for tap water in restaurants to help save children’s lives in Africa.
Liu, a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ambassador, has just returned from Cote d’Ivoire in Africa, where she witnessed the threat to child survival caused by a lack of clean drinking water. And now the actress is encouraging people to pay for the tap water they’d normally get for free during World Water Week this week – to help raise $1 million to provide African children with purified water.
Liu says, “If you go to a restaurant and they’d give you tap water for free, they’re asking you to donate a dollar for the tap water. “One dollar will provide water for 40 children for one day, which is incredible. It’s kind of great – you get to go out and enjoy food with people and you get to give back in such a small and simple way.”
More than 2,000 restaurants across the U.S. have signed up to participate in World Water Week.