March 16, 2015 12:00 PM

The actress, 45, stars in USA’s archaeological thriller miniseries Dig.

Dig is set in Jerusalem. Did you shoot there?

Yeah, it was amazing. We shot the whole first episode there solely, and then we went all over.

It brings to mind another famous archaeologist – did you pull out your inner Indiana Jones?

It’s very Indiana Jones! He kicks butt; so does [costar] Jason Isaacs. I do too. People die all over the place.

Such a fun role. So are you a cool mom?

I don’t know how cool it is, but on a Saturday morning you will catch me on the couch with my kids [Homer, 13, and Atlas, 6] playing LEGO Star Wars. If they get stuck, they’re like, “Mom, get in here!” I can clear the levels.

Any other rituals?

“Uptown Funk” is so much a part of our family life. The other day my 6-year-old said, “Mom, we have to uptown funk you up in the car.” And I was like, “That came out wrong!” It’s become quite a joke in our house.

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