06/02/2010 12:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jennifer Love Hewitt Playing A Prostitute, Mom Proud (VIDEO)

Jennifer Love Hewitt plays a homecoming queen who turns to prostitution to support her family in the new Lifetime series 'The Client List.'

"Given where we are economically, it's an interesting story," she told Entertainment Tonight. "It's really a movie about the human condition, and the heart, and where life can take you."

Jennifer said she took pole dancing classes to prepare for the role "because it really, really gets you in shape [and] it also really teaches you about your inner sexuality." Her mom is proud.

"My mom's like, 'I'm so proud. You're pole dancing and you're going to play a prostitute. Awesome!' It's like, 'Yeah, what you always dreamed about, mama!' But you know, it's a great part," she said.

Susan Sarandon's daughter Eva Amurri also recently played a pole dancer--watch her racy scene here.

After 'Sex and the City 2' Kim Cattrall gained 15 pounds to play a washed up prostitute. And here are posters of Lindsay Lohan as porn star Linda Lovelace.