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Jane Seymour Goes 'On the Record'

This is a partial transcript from "On the Record," July 18, 2005, that has been edited for clarity.

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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: "Wedding Crashers" (search) open this weekend taking in more than $32 million at the box office. One of the biggest laughs in the movie comes from actors Jane Seymour (search) in her most revealing role yet.

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OWEN WILSON: Mrs. Cleary, this is pretty sudden.

JANE SEYMOUR: You've been playing cat and mouse with me ever since you came here.

OWEN WILSON: Mrs. Cleary, I don't...

JANE SEYMOUR: Call me Cat.

OWEN WILSON: OK, Cat.

JANE SEYMOUR: Call me Kitty Cat.

OWEN WILSON: OK, Kitty Cat. This feels borderline inappropriate.

JANE SEYMOUR: Kitty Cat.

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VAN SUSTEREN: Jane Seymour joins us live in Los Angeles. Jane, did you know when you were making this movie that it was going to be such a hit? Everyone I've talked to today loved the movie.

JANE SEYMOUR, ACTRESS: Well, thank you. Actually, when I first read the movie I just thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever read and I just knew it was going to be a great character and I really wanted to do it. You know I screen tested for it.

VAN SUSTEREN: Meaning that you actually auditioned for it? I mean screen test that's your language not the rest of ours but you auditioned right?

SEYMOUR: I did. I don't think I've auditioned for anything in like, you know, 30 years or something, you know. I didn't even know you were supposed to sign your name in when you went in there.

But I read this. At first I thought, oh, I can't do this, you know, the "Dr. Quinn" fans will go nuts. And then I thought well this is hysterically funny. There must be a way of doing this with class and really funny and we found a way.

VAN SUSTEREN: You mentioned "Dr. Quinn." You've had a successful stage career, Broadway, successful TV, movie. What's the most fun to do if you only could do one of them?

SEYMOUR: Comedy, film comedy.

VAN SUSTEREN: Comedy, so you don't care if it's stage, movie or...

SEYMOUR: Well, no I love doing stage but I really love film. I really enjoy it. I love the spontaneity of this kind of comedy. I love it. I love film.

VAN SUSTEREN: I take it you didn't run into Senator McCain who's got a cameo appearance? I mean you weren't on the same set at the same time were you or were you?

SEYMOUR: Oh, absolutely. In fact, I dominated his conversation. You know we were discussing politics. I had a great day, you know, hanging out with him and it was really fun.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did you give him tips?

SEYMOUR: I was trying to find out from him what was going on and see if I could, you know, give him a couple of ideas.

VAN SUSTEREN: So, in reading the script you knew right from the get-go when you read it that it was a good movie?

SEYMOUR: The first time I read it I thought it was one of the funniest things I'd ever read and then when I came on the set and started working with the guys and with everybody else that was in the movie, it just felt right. It just felt like it was really funny. It was really kind of loose. I was really excited, more excited about this than anything I've done in a long time.

VAN SUSTEREN: Was it hard to do the nude scene?

SEYMOUR: It was very hard to do the nude scene. You know I'm 54 years old. I'm married and I have six kids, you know, so the fact that anyone would ask me to be nude was a little frightening but I kind of got over it.

I decided I was Kitty Cat. I was not Jane Seymour. And, I just went out there and tried to seduce Owen Wilson. I think he had more trouble with it than I did.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Let's give the viewers a quick little scenario about the "Wedding Crashers" again. Tell the viewers what the movie is now that we've teased them with everything else about it.

SEYMOUR: OK. Well, it's about two divorce lawyers, played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and they crash weddings so they can pick up girls and then, of course, they pick up two girls who happen to be my daughters and they end up coming over to our family house in the country in Chesapeake Bay and I end up seducing or trying to seduce Owen Wilson.

And, of course, it's a very dysfunctional family. I have Chris Walken who is the father. We have Keir O'Donnell who is my crazy son who is a homosexual but his father's not happy about this and he's kind of angry. It's a dysfunctional family, so it's very funny.

VAN SUSTEREN: Were you surprised at $32 million right at the top, number two at the box office? Were you expecting that?

SEYMOUR: I think so. I mean when I thought it was really funny and I saw it when the critics were watching it and they were laughing so loud and I heard them say they wanted to go and see it again. So, I think what happens is people laugh so loud the first time they see it they have to see it again because they realize they've missed some of the good jokes.

And I just heard today that a lot of young adults are buying tickets for "Chocolate Factory" and then sneaking into "Wedding Crashers" and they've had a bit of a problem with them standing in the aisles. So, I think it's quite a phenomenon.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, Jane, well we'll all be watching I'm sure as you do other movies in the future. Thank you, Jane.

SEYMOUR: Thank you.

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