As a divorcee on ABC's beloved Once and Again, Sela Ward found love cute. Now she finds love hurts in the CBS ripped-from-the-headlines movie Suburban Madness (Oct. 3 at 9 p.m.). Playing private eye Bobbi Bacha, Ward investigates the case of Clara Harris, a Houston dentist who ran down her cheating husband with their Mercedes. EW talked to the 48-year-old actress about accents and her near-CSI experience. --Jennifer Armstrong
Did you have trouble getting back your native Southern drawl for the movie?
I was sitting around the table read the first day, and there must have been 10 bad accents. There's nothing worse than a bad Southern accent but they had a vocal coach on set, so everyone ended up doing a good job.
As a married woman, did this project bum you out?
It's harder and harder to keep a relationship sacred. You're hopefully not going to run over your husband, but you can relate to this woman's pain.
You turned down CSI: Miami and Desperate Housewives because you wanted more time with your kids is there any chance you'll do another series?
You could put the most brilliant script in front of me, but I couldn't do it.