ActressJen_Locci_15241435_600 Jennifer Jason Leigh will play Nancy Botwin's (Mary Louise Parker) wacky estranged older sister on at least two upcoming episodes of Showtime's "Weeds," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The fifth season of the show, which follows the ongoing misadventures of a suburban housewife-turned-pot dealer (Parker), starts smoking again in June.

The Dish Rag's inside sources say that Leigh originally passed on the sibling "Weeds" role, which reportedly will require nudity. Then other actresses were called in. Then Leigh changed her mind and decided she wanted it.

Did they work out a no-skin clause? Or will there still be a skin show?

Let's hope so.  It's cable, for crying out loud.

Jennifer is good friends with Mary-Louise, so the onscreen relationship should be fun to watch. And Jennifer has never one to shy away from playing the naked crazies — remember "Single White Female," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Machinist," and "Miami Blues"? 

This sister act could be right up her dark alley.

Photo: Jennifer Jason Leigh. Credit: FilmMagic.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead