'The Chicago Code': Jennifer Beals tackles 'deeply heterosexual' role


Jennifer Beals has never had any problem reinventing herself. After mainstreaming leggings with her iconic turn in "Flashdance" and starring in Showtime's revolutionary lesbian soap "The L Word," she's now tackling a noble superintendent fighting an uphill battle against corruption on FOX's "The Chicago Code."Speaking with reporters on the eve of the series' Feb. 7 premiere, Beals says that while her new TV gig is a big change, there are similarities between her new character, Teresa Colvin, and her "L Word" predecessor. "Playing Bette Porter, somebody who was so driven and single minded sometimes and very strong and righteous at times, certainly helped prepare me for this role," says Beals. "Definitely, Teresa is much more physically confident than Bette is, and, as far as I can tell so far, is deeply heterosexual.""Being part of 'The L Word' made me realize how much more television can be that what I had experienced in my lifetime in...



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