EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Countess Luann Vows to Keep Law & Order Nude Scenes 'Elegant' And 'Classy'


Jan. 28 2011, Published 9:18 a.m. ET

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The Countess of reality TV is taking her royal title, and acting skills to scripted drama - making a name for herself on NBC’s hit show, Law & Order: SVU.

And it seems that Luann de Lesseps, who has made herself a household name after starring on the Real Housewives of New York City, needs no introduction – or audition!

“They came to me. I’m like, 'Okay, I’d love to do it!’" An excited Luann told in an exclusive interview.

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“Once I signed on, they added more lines for me!” Luann shared.

Considering what amazing shape she is in, it’s not surprising that the former model and mother-of-two isn’t nervous about showing a little skin.

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“As long as they don’t show my private parts, I’m okay,” Luann laughed. “It’s only suggestive parts.”

When it comes to the Countess, fans can count on nothing but class: “It will be elegant, darling. It will be done in a classy way,” added the Class With The Countess author.

And there may even be a “crush interest”, as Luann puts it, with the on-screen artist during the episode set to air Feb. 23.

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It’s lights, camera, action for the Countess beginning Friday, with filming set for three days at New York City's Chelsea Pier.

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And look for her to do more drama other than what you see on the Housewives. “I would love to do more acting,” the Countess revealed.


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