Jeri’s first appearance on ‘Leverage’ will be in the summer season finale “The Lost Heir Job”, airing on Sept. 9th. Source
More information’s emerging about Jeri’s upcoming appearance on TNT’s Leverage. According to multiple sources, Jeri will be playing a character named Tara, and will star in a handful of episodes of the second part of the upcoming season. Her episodes will air (or at least will begin airing) in December.
The producers of the show had the following to say about Jeri and her guest stint:
Chris Downey: Jeri has a different energy to the show. We’re envisioning her more as sweet smart. She’s a grifter friend of Sophie’s. The thing we discovered last year, it was nice to mix up the dynamics of the team a bit. We had Nate’s ex-wife (played by Cari Matchett), who gave the team just a little jolt of energy by changing the dynamics a little bit.
John Rogers : If there’s one summary in the difference between Sophie’s character and Tara, Jeri Ryan’s character — Sophie is the classic European grifter: Art. Inheritance. Tiaras. Diamonds. Where Tara is really seen as the classic crime world American grifter: briefcases full of $100 dollar bills, exploding Russian freighters – that sort of thing. There is definitely a different style between the two of them, which allows us to play the cons slightly different and really mix up the energy.
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Jeri will be playing a recurring role on the vigilante drama Leverage. The show will begin it’s 2nd season next month; no word yet on which and how many episodes Jeri will be in. Source
Jeri recently talked to People.com about going back to work and losing the baby weight and she talked about Gisele.
Jeri Ryan cries over ending maternity leave
She put her acting on hold for a year so she could be at home with her new daughter, Gisele – and Jeri Ryan lost her pregnancy weight. But now that she is back to work, for a role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the actress calls the adjustment “rough.”
“I cried,” Ryan, 41, admitted about the first time she left day Gisele in Los Angeles to go to work on the NBC show in New York. “It was especially hard since I’ve been with her nonstop since she was born.”
The actress, who’ll play “ball-busting” attorney Parice Larue in the episode to air April 7, terms her time as a stay-at-home mom as idyllic. “Gisele loves to be outdoors, and we garden together,” says Ryan, whose vegetable garden includes broccoli, cabbage and carrots.
“She’s a great eater. Any green vegetable, she’ll go to town on. She has a very adventurous palate.”
Months To Lose Weight
And after gaining 28 lbs. during her pregnancy, she is also back in shape. “It took me 10 months to get back to normal,” says Ryan, whose exercise regime consists of Pilates three times a week. “It was a little frustrating, but I realize it’s harder to take the weight off when you’re 40.”
The actress will reprise her SVU role this fall, and she looks forward to bringing her family with her to New York. “I loved my year off,” says Ryan, who is married to chef Christopher Eme and has son Alex, 14, from a previous relationship.
“I milked [my maternity leave] for as long as anyone could milk it!” she says. “Now it’s time to go back to work.”