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A) Currently, I am working on a scruffy little show on CBS called "Criminal Minds." I just finished doing a play over Christmas. Right now, I am in the middle of working on my theater company's award show so I am rehearsing for that. I am also in the middle of filming the Super Bowl episode for "Criminal Minds."
Q) Please tell us about your character Penelope Garcia on "Criminal Minds."
A) She is the resident hacker for Quantico, in general, for the FBI, but she has sweetly and whimsically weaseled her way in to being invaluable for the Behavior Analysis Unit. She has quite an affection for the people that work in that group and she gets what they are doing. It's a big huge challenge for her. She's very eccentric. She's a total geek, but in a really hot way. She's got really fantastic shoes!
Q) What's new this season for the show and your character?
A) This season, thus far, we've gotten to see what kind of car Penelope drives, which is fantastic. You, actually, see that I have legs because I am walking around a lot more than I was last year. I believe in an upcoming episode I am not in the office at all! I go a whole episode where I am never in the Quantico office. I can't make any guarantees, but I think that might be in the cards. Everyone has sort of melded and molded into a delightful crime drama sandwich that makes everything compliment each other now so much. Last year, everyone was trying to get their sea legs about it. The writers were trying to figure out our characters and we were trying to figure out the writing. It was so great, but there is this sort of effortlessness about it right now where everybody just sort of gets it. It's just sort of moves along as entertaining, but yet creepy. It turns things into more of a puzzle than it was last year. I think there is a lot more thinking outside of the box, which I do enjoy. I don't like being in the box. So, as far away from the box that you can get I am a big fan of. And, I think we do that!
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by: Jamie Steinberg 11/2005
Q) What are the current projects that you are working on?
A) Right now, I am working on a series for CBS called "Criminal Minds." It's a recurring character and I play Haley Hotchner who is the wife of Aaron Hotch. Right now, we're just introducing my character and showing that he has a family life. I was pregnant in the beginning and I've given birth. We'll see what will happen down the road. Hopefully, something good and juicy will come up. Maybe one of the serial killers will hit too close to home, we'll see.
Q) You play the character Haley Hotchner on "Criminal Minds." What did they tell you about the character when you originally signed on?
A) They had said it was a small character to start off with. She was one of the wives of the team and they had some pretty exciting storylines if the show got picked up for the entire year. They had some exciting storylines that they wanted to write for her if the show got picked up and continued on next year. They just left it kind of intriguing saying this is where she is at now, but we have some exciting stuff for where she can go, too. They left it mysterious and intriguing so I thought what the heck! It sounded fun!
Q) What made you want to be a part of this show?
A) I really liked the pilot that I had read. I thought it was good and fun. I've always kind of liked thriller-mystery television shows and books. I've always been intrigued by that kind of stuff. I read the script and it always deals with different serial killers. It's not just different police cases. It's serial killers that are tracked by this special team. I thought this was something interesting and it's different.
Q) How was it getting to work with such acting greats like Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore?
A) I think it's going to be more exciting as I, hopefully, get more to do on the show. It's wonderful working with Thomas because he's the one who plays my husband, obviously. I've only gotten to get quick little exchanges with Shemar and Mandy, whether it's seeing them on the set or at table reads. I'm looking forward, hopefully, to having more scenes with them.
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