The actress, who stars as suburban mother turned drug dealer Nancy Botwin on the Showtime series, has also insisted that her character’s sexual history with men reveals a lot more about the role.
"I think for her, sexuality is something that she wields. And she needs sex to be somewhat punitive. You know what I mean? I think a lot of people have so much guilt wrapped up in sex, so they almost can’t tell the difference," the 46-year-old told Vanity Fair.
"There’s a scene we did for this season that gets pretty explicit. It was just supposed to be sex in a bar, but I really wanted it to be almost abusive. Because I think she needs it that way. And that’s really informative. If you just see two people f**king on screen, it’s not necessarily revealing about those characters. But if it’s coming from a particular point of view, that’s when I think it gets interesting."
As for her character ever experimenting with women, she added: "It’s not a bad idea... I’ve always thought that Nancy should have sex with a woman. It’d be good for her."
Mark-Paul Gosselaar recently revealed that he has an explicit scene in an upcoming episode of Weeds.