Supermodel-Turned-Actress Joins Upcoming NBC Comedy THR
A former supermodel who successfully transitioned to an acting career has found her next TV role. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that Rebecca Romijn is on board with "The Pro," NBC's upcoming comedy starring Rob Lowe.
"The single-camera comedy is set in and around a tennis and golf club pro shop, and stars Lowe as Ben Bertrahm, a former doubles champion who is reunited with his ex-partner Bobby Welch (Rob Riggle) after a public feud that left them both floundering in life," THR reports.
The piece adds: "Romijn will play Margot, a driven but insecure and lovable wealthy one-percenter who is a board member at the prestigious L.A. Tennis & Golf Club who takes lessons from Ben. She lost her husband in a heli-skiing accident when she was pregnant with Nathanial and though she dates, she's never gotten serious about any other man since then, though Ben wouldn't mind breaking that streak."
The casting comes six months after Romijn's series "King & Maxwell" ended its short run on TNT. Besides a number of TV roles, including "Eastwick" and "Just Shoot Me!," Romijn has been active in feature films, including playing Raven Darkholme/Mystique in the "X-Men" movies.
"'King of the Hill's' Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory will pen the script for 'The Pro,' with Lowe, Karey Burke, Marc Gurvitz and Todd Holland exec producing," the report notes. "Holland will also direct the single-camera pilot. 'Key & Peele's' Colton Dunn, 'Parenthood's' Rosa Salazar and Andrea Savage co-star."