Actress Kathy Bates

Celebrity Q&A
on May 25, 2011

Kathy Bates is one of my favorite actresses. Why did she give up movies for a TV series?
—Dustin Howell, Tulsa, Okla.

Bates, 62, hasn’t given up her film career. The Memphis, Tenn., native says that she agreed to star in Harry’s Law because she looks for great characters, and Harry—who was originally supposed to be played by a man—was a great character. “What attracted me in the beginning was finding this terrific character that just jumped off the page,” she says. “I really didn’t care whether it was the little screen or the big screen. I just really wanted to play this character.”

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