I recently had the chance to talk to both stars of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. Sasha Alexander, who plays Medical Examiner Maura Isles, has guest starred on several shows over the last few years, but her most notable TV role as as Special Agent Caitlin “Kate” Todd on NCIS.
Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Alexander), complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. Growing up at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, the two remain strikingly different from one another in many ways. Maura is usually more comfortable among the dead than the living. She is always impeccably dressed in designer duds with a steady, sometimes icy temperament. And she is working on curbing her tendency to diagnose the people she meets – including her first dates.
The show premieres tonight on TNT at 10/9c. Jump with me to read Sasha’s interview! Continue reading