"It's sexier not to show everything," says the Client List star

Credit: Tiffany Rose/Wireimage

Jennifer Love Hewitt may play a provocative call girl on her upcoming Lifetime series, The Client List, but had the role called for baring it all, she’d have declined the offer.

“I wouldn’t have done nudity, no,” Hewitt, 33, said during a conference call when asked if she’d have taken on the project had it been on a racier network like Showtime or HBO. “That’s not something that I feel particularly comfortable with.”

Added the actress, “I also think that it’s sexier not to show everything. I feel like imaginations can do way more.”

Especially for now, it seems like the imagination is all a guy is going to get, given Hewitt’s current relationship status.

“The men in my life are the crew members [on the show] … and my one male dog, who gets very jealous because I’m gone a lot,” she tells PEOPLE.

Of working on the show, which debuts Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, Hewitt says, “I love it. It’s a lot of fun.”