The writers have given her more freedom and spunk than when she started on the show, so playing her is very liberating, Hennesy said.
Diane is having a wild romance with Max (Derk Cheetwood), the mob boss’ bodyguard.
“Max is a sweet, lovable lug, and she’s got this mind like a steel trap — a seriously high intellect,” Hennesy said. “He’s like a torpedo, but the two of them just click.”
Their love scenes are comic relief between the more dramatic scenes, she said.
“So you never know what’s going to happen when Diane and Max start rolling around,” she said. “It can be very funny, sometimes poignant and sometimes sexy. We’re the clowns.”