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Bates 'similar to Harry's Law character'

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Harriet Korn from Harry's Law

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Kathy Bates has claimed that she is similar to her character on NBC comedy-drama Harry's Law.

The actress told the Los Angeles Times that both she and eccentric lawyer Harriet 'Harry' Korn are "disillusioned with... life"

"Harry's a bit of a curmudgeon like me," she suggested. "She carries a .44 in her purse, and if things aren't to her liking, she's quick to pull it out and rectify the situation. I wish I could be more like her!"

She insisted that Korn, who forms a law practice in a rundown shoe store, is different to characters in other legal series.

"When we first meet Harry, she's smoking pot and watching cartoons," explained Bates. "She doesn't apologise for who she is."

The About Schmidt star added that she had taken on her first regular televison role to "spread my wings in a different way".

"I've been in this business for a long time now and sometimes I long for a different path," she admitted. "[But] there aren't many starring roles on television for women with silver hair."

Harry's Law premieres on January 17 on NBC.

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