'Longmire's' Cassidy Freeman on her 'CSI' trifecta and knowing every word to 'Dirty Dancing'


After three seasons of living in a fantasy world on "Smallville," Cassidy Freeman is playing it much more down to earth.Formerly the villainous Tess Mercer on the young-Superman saga, the actress is now seen Sundays as Cady, the supportive lawyer daughter of the title Wyoming sheriff - and recent widower - played by Australia's Robert Taylor in "Longmire," A&E Network's modern Western inspired by best-selling novels by Craig Johnson."I grew up in Montana, and both of my parents were attorneys," the good-humored Freeman tells Zap2it. "They're now retired, and I called my dad and said, 'I have this really great test for a show, and I play a lawyer from Wyoming.' And he said, 'Cass, if you don't get this, I really think you should stop acting.' "Freeman embraces playing a character who's based much more in reality than her previous one: "I've tried to make this, coming out of something so comic-book-stylized, as simple...



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