She explains to THR more about her new role:
She has gone toe to toe with J.R. [Larry Hagman] already and kind of read him the riot act by Episode 4, which is great. It’s interesting, because when I was constructing this character. I kept, for some reason, going back to my mother and my grandmother and also Ann Richards of Texas. There's an integrity and a strength to women who have been raised in rough country. And my grandmother was the daughter of pioneers as was my grandfather and they were farmers. And they worked the land and there is a grounded value system that becomes inherent in knowing what's real and what's powerful.The new DALLAS premieres Summer 2012. Will you be watching?