TODAY | April 17, 2014
>>> heather graham has appeared in more than 82 tv shows and films like "boogie nights."
>> and now californication is in its seventh season alongside david duchovny . and her character is full of surprises. it's a tough one because you can't giveaway what your hole is yet. that's coming this weekend. tell us, joining the cast here, seventh season, what it's like?
>> it's great. david's so funny. the creator is amazing. i had a great time. the first episode, they reveal that david has a son he's never known about. so i'm in the next episode.
>> oh. a little tease.
>> a tease.
>> for people who are catching on, maybe not watching, they've heard about the show, a little background about the show.
>> basically, david duchovny has a lot of sex with a lot of people. he has this wonderful side. there you are.
>> there you are.
>> there you are.
>> and in addition, of course, to being an amazing actress. you're busy on twitter. i think your profile said actress and big nerd. what does that mean?
>> first of all, i can't keep my eyes off this outfit.
>> i'm wearing a cape. it's kind of fun.
>> just leave it up in there the dressing room. tell me what big nerd means?
>> when i was in elementary school . i had braces. and over the neck. it was like a rubber band . and it's like a wire thing that goes out of your mouth and around the back. right. that's nerdy, right?
>> what was that for, though?
>> i had to wear it to school.
>> now, you have neck gear and you've kept the title you've been named a bazillion times the sexiest would on the planet.
>> i think when you grow up how you see yourself as a teenager or kid you always feel that way about yourself. even though it's cool that people might see you this other way, you know inside you're a big nerd.
>> we have a picture of you -- we want that up immediately -- i heard now, with twitter, you announced you got funding from a film that's all you. writing and direction action.
>> yeah, i'm so excited. as a woman in the business here, sometimes, you feel like you want to say something. and there's not a lot of shows written by women or movies by women. it's fun to get to write something. hopefully, we'll be shooting this summer.
>> it's a girl's movie, right?
>> it's about the city --
>> out it's about the woman having a lot sex, not the man --
>> and you're into transendental meditation.
>> you've been doing it. i actually worked with david lynch on "twin peeks" a while ago. it really calms you down. it helps you find that peaceful place inside of yourself, when you're life is crazy it reminds you to be centered.
>> i heard people say it's totally changed them.
>> and it gives you great balance.
>> i follow the path of light. we'll talk about it after the show.
>> can i ask you a question about the cambodia children project.
>> thank you for asking me. yeah, i work for this charity called the cambodian children's fund. my friend quit his job, sold everything. moved to cambodia . started this school for kids working in a garbage dump. cambodia , everyone is so poor there. the kids have to work at age 5. it's very disturbing. he gives the families a little bit of money to keep their kids in school. he's rehabilitating the whole community. he's got free medical care . free heeducation. ever since he's been there, no woman has died in child birth . i've been there three times. you can go online, you can e-mail them. it's incredible.
>> that 's wonderful .
>> you turned out, thank you.
>> thank you.
>> you can catch the final season of "californication" on showtime. sunday night.