Lauralee Bell (ex-Christine, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) makes a visit to ABC's hit crime drama CASTLE on Monday, March 19! The actress will play a Paula Abdul-like judge on the hit competition show A NIGHT OF DANCE in the episode, which airs following the season premiere of DANCING WITH THE STARS, featuring Jack Wagner (ex-Nick, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL)!
In the episode "A Dance With Death," Odette Morton, one of the NIGHT OF DANCE contestants, is found murdered in her dressing room. But as Castle and Beckett investigate Ms. Morton's past, they discover that the reality starlet was hiding a whopper of a secret, and it just may have led to her death!
"In this role, I had to be as over-the-top as I could be. Tight gown, lots of jewels. They were calling me 'The Hair,'" Bell says with a chuckle. "When they did a pyro[technic] safety talk, they said I should go nowhere! I have Cricket hair. When I brushed it out and left, people said, 'I didn't even recognize you.'"
Bell was thrilled to work with CASTLE stars Nathan Fillion (Joey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and Stana Katic. "I was only there for two days; it was short and sweet, but they could not have been kinder."
CASTLE will air Monday, March 19, at 10:01 p.m. ET. Former GENERAL HOSPITAL star Erin Chambers (ex-Siobhan) also appears in the episode as Suzanne Steiner, a friend of Odette's.