"Cashmere Mafia" Star Bonnie Somerville: "We Never Worried About 'Lipstick Jungle'"
Brooklyn-born actress Bonnie Somerville ("Friends," "NYPD Blue") who plays Caitlin Dowd, a bi-curious cosmetics company executive, revealed in a conference call yesterday the season finale of her new ABC drama "Cashmere Mafia" (airs February 20) will end on a juicy cliffhanger.
Somerville explained that although she and her co-stars Lucy Liy, Miranda Otto and Frances O'Connor had never met before working on the series, they got along very well, spending many lunches and dinners together and getting into trouble for laughing too hard on the set.
Somerville's character is based on Sally Susman, an openly gay Estee Lauder Senior Vice President of Communications, whom Somerville herself presented with an award late last year.
Caitlin will make a choice about her relationship with Alicia (played by "The Nine's" Lourdes Benedicto) in the final episode (set to air on February 20). Although the cast was hoping for a quick resolution to the strike, the production was quickly shut down leaving only 7 episodes in the can.
As for comparisons to "Sex and the City" and NBC's upcoming "Lipstick Jungle," Somerville said the cast expected to be heavily compared to the former as it was created by their executive producer Darren Star, but they never really worried about "Lipstick Jungle" since the longer one watches the two shows the more they realize they couldn't be more different.
An all-new episode of "Cashmere Mafia" airs this evening at 10/9c on ABC. The dramedy will then be preempted on January 30 for a 2-hour "LOST" special. The final 3 episodes will air in February. The season finale is scheduled for February 20. "Men In Trees" will take its timeslot a week later.