"It was such a weird existence," Hewitt tells the News. "I would send my mom pictures from the set and we would joke about it. I would say, 'Mom, are you proud?' and she would say, 'It's what I've always dreamt for you.'"
All kidding aside, Hewitt fully embraced the chance to play Samantha Horton, a former Texas homecoming queen and physical therapist who turns to a life of prostitution to help her family survive the recession.
"The Client List," premiering Monday at 9 on Lifetime, reveals Samantha's desperate situation. When both she and her husband lose their jobs and the bills keep stacking up, she accepts a position at a massage parlor, not knowing it's actually a front for a high-end prostitution business servicing a wealthy clientele. But instead of walking away, the money is too good for Samantha to turn down. (read more)