Thanks to my friend Sarah, the gallery has been updated with several HQ photo stills of Jean Smart from various episodes of Watchmen. Take a look and enjoy!

The gallery has been updated with one HQ photo still and over 100 HD screencaptures of Jean Smart from last episode of Watchmen. Take a look and enjoy!

For the last 40 or so years, Jean Smart has been many different people. She was the naïve and sweet Charlene on Designing Women; the serial killer Aileen Wuornos; Frasier Crane’s old high school crush Lana Gardner; Melanie Bird, a psychiatrist to a powerful mutant on LegionFargo‘s Floyd Gerhart, the head of a crime family; and to viewers now she’s Watchmen‘s Laurie Blake, the former vigilante known as the Silk Spectre who is now working as an FBI agent to bring down white supremacists.

It’s safe to say there isn’t a lot of audience overlap between Watchmen and Designing Women. The HBO drama is as far from laughing with the Sugarbaker women as one can go. But no matter the genre, audiences still take notice of Smart.

“I love that. I feel incredibly grateful for that…First of all, the fact that I’m still working so much is fantastic, and the fact that I still haven’t been typecast, I know that that is kind of a rare thing. And so, I don’t take that for granted at all. You know, I’m just enjoying it all enormously,” Smart told E! News.

Smart grew up in Seattle, fell in with the drama department in high school, and received a BFA from the University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program. Designing Women would come in 1986, but before that Smart was on the stage. She said her first show in New York City, the play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, will always hold a special place in her heart.

Read the full interview/article in our press library.

HBO’s Watchmen left viewers hanging as Episode 5 of its debut season saw Regina King’s Angela Abar down grandfather Will Reeves’ (Louis Gossett Jr.) Nostalgia pills, against acting Tulsa Police Department head and FBI Agent Laurie Blake’s (Jean Smart) wishes. The revealing installment made some things clearer while others got even more perplexing.

Below, Smart is clearing some things up for us while teasing others. Plus, she’s revealing what it’s really like to film those back-and-forth scenes with costar Tim Blake Nelson.

Laurie is such a fantastic character. How much of her is your own interpretation or creation and how much is part of Damon Lindelof’s vision and the source material’s?

Jean Smart: Oh, it’s such a combination of the three, it would be hard-pressed to separate them. But I’m very pleased that Damon – who is an aficionado of the source material – was very pleased with what I did. I feel like most of it was right there on the page, and to me at least, I knew exactly what I wanted to go with her after reading that first episode. Because there was so much in that introductory, I was so grateful to that.

There’s only one other character I’ve ever played where the introduction was that amazing and told us so much about them. The fact that you just got to see so many sides of her in one hour, for an actor, it was just kind of an extraordinary gift.

Read the full article/interview in our press library.

The gallery has been updated with HQ photo stills and HD screencaptures of Jean Smart in the latest episode of Watchmen. Take a look and enjoy!