Prior to the start of the series, Jane Bingum was a hard working, intelligent lawyer whose best friend was her assistant, Terri and was often teased by her co-worker Kim Kasswell due to her size.
In the pilot episode, Jane was shot by a disgruntled gunman who was angry at Parker for sleeping with his wife.
“My grandfather — I was very, very close to him and he was pretty conservative.
And I just thought, I can’t be totally naked and giving a BJ on screen. and by the way Heather Graham was perfect, so it works out pefectly.” The One About Gwyneth and Winona Ryder’s Coffee Table Stern asked her about the longstanding rumor that Paltrow first noticed the script for “Shakespeare in Love,” which landed her an Academy Award at 26, on her then-friend Ryder’s coffee table.
But as long as you stay true to yourself, you'll be fine.
It’s taken me until like 40 to get my head out of my ass,” Paltrow said.
However, she quickly made peace with her new body by updating Jane's wardrobe, eating snacks, and becoming less self-absorbed.
She is pleased that as Jane she can make a difference in people's lives.
Several TV appearances afterwards such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” led Laura into the hands of The CW network.
Landing the coveted role of “Supergirl” AKA “Kara” on the hit The CW series “Smallville,” Laura became the main focus of the 7th season of the popular sci-fi drama. Following “Smallville,” Laura booked the sequel to the Jessica Alba/Paul Walker feature film “Into The Blue” titled “Into the Blue 2: The Reef.” Following “The Reef,” the in-demand actress went directly into filming “The Jazzman,” “Out of Control,” “Damage” and a miniseries that was the Sy Fy channel’s re-launch of Philip José Farmer’s “Riverworld.” While shooting “Riverworld,” Laura also booked a series regular spot for ABC’s sci-fi series “V” amongst Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) and Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”).