Virginia Madsen plays Anna Nicole's mom!

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  • Madsen plays Anna Nicole Smith's mother in new Lifetime movie
  • Madsen talks to Showbiz Tonight about taking on the role

Lifetime will premiere the TV movie "Anna Nicole" on Saturday and in the role of Anna Nicole's mother, Virgie Arthur, is Virginia Madsen

Madsen tells Showbiz Tonight she actually had a personal connection to the role: "I was really fascinated by her story for many, many years when she was living and I met her a couple of times."

Best known for her roles in "Sideways" and "Candyman," Madsen says she was excited to take on a roll she's not normally offered. “I loved playing this role because it was real character role for me and I got to do a lot of things I am not allowed to do in movies,” Madsen tells Showbiz Tonight.  "I got to wear some crazy wigs and put on a lot of weight.”

See more of Madsen's interview tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Showbiz Tonight.

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