Speaking about playing Lorna on The Lincoln Lawyer, Newton said: “I think we will find out in future episodes or storylines that she has learned to rely on herself and her grit and her intelligence because in the past she was underestimated, or when she did rely on certain people in an authority position, she perhaps wasn’t treated with the greatest amount of respect.
“So I think the one thing Lorna and I have in common is this ability to draw from your own strength and your own power, and trust that even when you’re a fish out of water.”
Newton continued to So Many Shows: “Lorna doesn’t look like someone you’d see in a courtroom or a legal office of any kind. I think that’s what makes it so delightful, like what is she doing here?
“She doesn’t really care about office-appropriate, she’s going to wear her pantsuit and it doesn’t take away from what she has to offer.”
The star added: “I think that’s really what drew me to this character. It’s like she’s not afraid, she’s not self-conscious. She doesn’t have to apologise for anything.”
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