Artists on Demand got the opportunity to have a virtual sit down with Joe Mantegna, who plays David Rossi on CBS' hit crime drama Criminal Minds. Hear what he has to say about the current season, his character, and his favorite episodes.
Season 8 has kicked off and we have already seen some pretty intense scenarios. What else are we going to get to see this season?
One thing we can look for is an episode that will explore the military background of Rossi during the Vietnam era.
Having joined the show in the middle of Season 3, was there an adaptation period for you, or did you just kind of fit right in? There was a short period of adjustment, but it was made easier by the fact that a large percentage of the crew was from my previous series JOAN OF ARCADIA, so in many ways it was coming to a familiar place.
Aside from the possibility of getting back together with his sick ex-wife a few seasons ago, we haven’t seen Rossi in any type of a romantic relationship. Is this something that is going to change any time soon?
Not sure about the romance angle for Rossi; he hasn’t had much luck in that department….but you never know.
Agent Rossi is quite an interesting man who is very good at what he does. What is your favorite quality of his?
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