Tension building between Jennifer Love Hewitt and co-stars [EXCLUSIVE]
Jennifer Love Hewitt leaving La Scala in Beverly Hills (7/17)
Via my bulletproof Jennifer Love Hewitt source (he tipped me to both her pregnancy and engagement news before Us Weekly “exclusively” broke the news) comes news of some building tension between Jennifer and her co-stars on The Client List. Now that she has her baby and fiance, Jennifer has become a little indifferent about the show (“She probably wouldn’t care if it all went away”), which sorta sucks if you’re one of the other actors and you depend on the show for a paycheck:
“The network has them on hold until mid-December (also when she is due). There is no information as to whether they will go forward with the show. Lifetime wants the show to go in a different direction — sexier, more about her being hot and sexy, running the ‘massage’ place and dating. JLH is not committed to that idea and likes the family side of it more. Her vision includes her costar/fiance [Brian Hallisay]. My very good guess is, she doesn’t want to do the show without him there everyday. She probably wouldn’t care if it all went away. Unfortunately, not all the actors on the show have the financial security she has and have been prevented from looking for other full-time gigs while she waits it out and plays out her real life fiction.”
My tipster also reveals that Jennifer squeezed out the original lead/love interest Colin Egglesfield in favor of her fiance:
“Last season Colin Egglesfield’s role was marginalized to accommodate Brian Hallisay’s increased screen time. As the couple got more serious she put him in more and more episodes (all, in fact) and changed the storyline to bring the estranged husband back and make him the greater love interest. Originally Egglesfield’s character was sold has the main guy but JLH saw it her way despite Egglesfield being the fan favorite. She does carry the show but she seems to have trouble distinguishing fiction from reality.”
My source also revealed that Jennifer is currently living in Brian’s little apartment in Santa Monica while their home in Pacific Palisades is being renovated. To recap: Jennifer Love Hewitt is pregnant, unmarried, living in a small apartment, and may be out of work soon. It’s the stuff dreams are made of.
[FameFlynet, Pacific Coast News]