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Jennifer Love Hewitt: Prostitute role in 'The Client List' was 'empowering' because she was a breadwinner

07/20/2010 by Corinne Heller

Jennifer Love Hewitt: Prostitute role in 'The Client List' was 'empowering' because she was a breadwinner Jennifer Love Hewitt says her role as a prostitute who works under the guise of a massage therapist in her Lifetime movie The Client List was empowering because her character became the family breadwinner.

"The women are going out and helping and doing those things," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "When you're a family, it's not about who goes out and does it - it's about who can. She's able to go and sort of do this work and get her family back on steady ground and I did find it empowering."

"I thought it was very interesting that it was a story of a women going out and doing it this time versus a man," she told reporter Chris Balish.

The 31-year-old actress plays Samantha Horton, a Texas mother of three who turns to a life of prostitution in order to save her family from going into poverty during the recession. She answers a newspaper ad seeking a massage therapist but learns through experience that some of the actual job requirements aren't listed.

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