‘Drop Dead Diva’

Celebrity Q&A
on August 13, 2011

I really enjoy watching Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime Television. What I don't understand is why, if Deb is in Jane's body, she can't lose weight.
—Dianne Tobias, Northridge, Calif.

"I don't know if it's that she can't lose weight. It's that she's learning beyond that," says Brooke Elliott, who stars as Jane in the series, in which a woman who was a model dies in a car accident and returns to life in the plus-size body of a female attorney.

"She was so shallow that that's all she could focus on at first. But through these experiences she's had as Jane, she's moved beyond whether her weight is important or not."

Elliott, 36, feels the show is about what happens to you when your life is different than you thought it was going to be. "It's about figuring out who you are, and that's why I love it," says the native of Fridley, Minn.


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