Tanya Roberts is probably known best for her latest role, as Donna's hot mom Midge on That '70s Show, but before that she was a vixen on the big and small screens. Roberts got her big break playing Julie Rogers, one of the last Charlie's Angels, on the show's fifth season, and went on to be a Bond Girl in Live and Let Die and no less than Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. We managed to finagle a few minutes with her at Tuesday's surreal Best Buy event, and found out that she is criminally not acting in anything right now. Scoop her up, people -- she's available! And she's game for almost anything, as she explained to us...
TWOP: So what are you working on these days?
Roberts: I've been looking real hard for another sitcom, because for me, that's the happiest thing for me to do. Or a comedy movie, but I haven't found anything I adore yet.
What about an hour-long drama?
I'm open to anything, but the scripts I've been seeing lately I haven't been too crazy about.
What sort of shows do you watch now?
I think Weeds is really cute. I think Missing is okay, C.S.I..
Which do you prefer to work on, movies or TV?
I prefer the regularity [of TV]. We worked four days a week, probably five hours a day, and the studio was Radford, which is right where I lived. I loved it. And you're laughing every day and having fun. But I do love comedy movies, although the hours are a lot longer.
As one of the original Angels, what do you think of the new Charlie's Angels movies?
Great! I like that they've made it tongue-in-cheek and went with all of the outrageous special effects and doing flips in the air. It's really cool.
Would you be up for a cameo, like Jaclyn Smith did in the last one?
Sure, I would be! They've never asked me, but I certainly would say yes.
Speaking of Jaclyn, she's got her own reality TV show now. Any interest in having one of your own?
I would love a reality show, it depends on what it is.
What keeps you busy nowadays?
I still do all of the voiceovers for Consolidated Resorts, where we give away three days and two nights in Las Vegas, and I'm doing all of my celebrity golf tournaments. I just did one in Iceland. So that's a lot of fun, I run into a lot of buddies in the business. And I do a lot of work for animals.
You were a Bond girl -- do you still watch the new James Bond movies when they come out?
Yeah, I actually like to see each one as they come out. The last one was pretty great. I've got to check out the new chicks!
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