The new role for Lauren Holly combines beauty and cutting wit.
She tells the current issue of TV Guide that her plastic surgeon character on "Chicago Hope" is "the queen of collagen . . . a little bit of a hippie and a tomboy with a biting sense of humor, who wears cargo pants and combat boots."
And it's all the idea of writer David E. Kelley.
"When he phoned me and said 'I'd like you to be on 'Chicago Hope,' and I'll write you a great character, it was a done deal," Holly said.