Michelle Pfeiffer refuses to work with her husband after making a rule not to mix their professional and personal lives.
Television show creator David E Kelley - mastermind behind TV hits like Ally McBeal - is desperate to persuade Pfeiffer to feature in The Practice spin-off series Boston Legal, which stars James Spader and William Shatner.
However, Kelley jokes this will only happen if he's fired from the project before Pfeiffer enters the show's set.
He confides: "She would be great. The trick would be convincing her to ever work with me. Even though I might be able to persuade her that other people are running the show, she might not quite believe that I would completely stay out of the process.
"We made one rule that we would try not to work together if possible. For example, I wrote a feature a year ago that I thought she would happen to be right for. She read it, she liked it, and the next day I was fired off the project."