03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joely Richardson And Portia de Rossi In "Nip/Tuck" Love Scene

The steamy embrace between actresses Portia de Rossi and Joely Richardson in the forthcoming series of Nip/Tuck is bound to set pulses racing.

Yet playing a lesbian is a first for Portia. "I am a lesbian playing a lesbian" says the blonde actress, "But she's a different woman than I am, so the most surprising thing is how emotional it's been for me."

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