Hurley plays Sara Moore who is about to be served divorce papers, dissolving her partnership and leaving her penniless.
Hurley devises a plan to bribe the process server, played by Matthew Perry, and have him serve her partner papers first, thereby maintaining her claim to their wealth. The comedy unravels to slapstick chase scenes where Perry and Hurley foil competing process servers and wriggle out of unlikely situations.
In an interview on The Early Show, Hurley says "chasing about in some extremely unglamorous situations" was great fun, "The premise of having an English girl in the middle of a cattle ranch out in Texas just made me laugh."
On April 4, Hurley gave birth to her son, Damian Charles Hurley. She made headlines when the identity of the father was disputed. Her ex-boyfriend, producer Stephen Bing, claimed that he was not in an exclusive relationship with Hurley when she became pregnant. DNA tests later identified Bing as the father.
After her son was born, she named Hugh Grant, whom she dated for 13 years, and her close friend Elton John as godfathers to Damien.
Hurley will next be seen in the film "The Weight of Water" which will be released this fall.
Fast Facts About Elizabeth Hurley:
- 1965: Born June 10 in London, England.
- 1986: Played the leading role in the TV drama "Christabel" by Dennis Potter
- 1987: Feature film debut, "Aria"; First feature lead, opposite Hugh Grant, in "Rowing with the Wind"
- 1992: First U.S. feature "Passenger 57"
- 1995: Chosen as model for Estee Lauder cosmetics and perfumes; formed Simian Productions with Hugh Grant
- 1996: Feature debut as producer, "Extreme Measures"; cast in female lead in TNT miniseries "Samson and Delilah"
- 1997: Had breakthrough comic screen role as Mike Myers' leading lady in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"
- 1998: Played the wife of a drug addicted writer (Ben Stiller) in "Permanent Midnight"
- 1999: Co-starred in "EDtv"; Briefly reprised role in the comedy sequel "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"; second producing venture, "Mickey Blue Eyes", a fish-out-of-water comedy starring Hugh Grant
- 2000: Played a sexy temptress in the remake of "Bedazzled"; fined $100,000 by the Screen Actors Guild for making a commercial while the union was striking against advertisers