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If there were any doubt that Jennifer Love Hewitt has left behind her doe-eyed teen days, it's quickly zipped in her latest movie, Heartbreakers. "I was attached to Ray Liotta's crotch for the first two days of filming," she says. "It was very strange—but if there's a crotch to be attached to, Ray's is definitely the one."
The 22-year-old actress—best known for playing innocents in the I Know What You Did Last Summer horror flicks and TV's Party of Five—hasn't gone X-rated. (Her character's hair gets caught in Liotta's zipper.) But in the movie, in which she costars with Sigourney Weaver as half of a mother-daughter con-artist team, Hewitt finally gets to vamp. "It was nice to play a bad girl with a rough mouth and attitude, and wearing skimpy clothing was really fun and freeing," she says.
Offscreen, Hewitt, who is unattached as well as single, takes life at a slower pace. She never drinks alcohol ("My personality is already goofy," she says) and "wouldn't be seen dead" in those racy Heartbreakers threads. What's more, she still lives in L.A. with her mother, Pat, a former teacher. "I'll move out," she says with a laugh, "when I'm 30."