You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
The Polished Edge: Celebrity Q & A - Joe Mantegna of ‘Criminal Minds’ on CBS
Q: Does it surprise you that being eight seasons into the run of the show, the writers of “Criminal Minds” are still able to come up with so many different kinds of crimes and perpetrators?
A: I am ... and yet again, you’ll see something come on the news and realize, “Oh, that’ll be an episode.” Once again, the truth trumps fiction, in the sense that there’s just so many odd and weird and strange things. If you can think it, it’s probably happened.
When you talk to our FBI guys - the ones who are our technical advisers - they make it sound like, “Oh, please. You haven’t even scratched the surface if you really want to start digging stuff up, let alone make stuff up from the writers’ imaginations.” You’d be surprised how much of it comes from things that have happened. There’s a ton of it out there, unfortunately.
Q: What’s your reaction when you hear that such celebrities as Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson are “Criminal Minds” devotees, as she told us recently?
A: Well, that’s what I mean about the ones who are into it. I was recently reading a golf magazine, and Lexi Thompson - who’s, like, this 17-year-old phenom - replied to one of those things where they ask, “What’s your favorite TV show?” And she wrote, “‘Criminal Minds.” So my thought is, “If we get 17-year-old golfers and Jennifer Hudson, we’re really running the gamut here.”
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
South Texas Living Archives
Bible study in Verdi (July 1, 2015)
Buses, pickup trucks, automobiles, and walking (July 1, 2015)
Davy Crockett, Depression glass (July 1, 2015)
Dog shows start July 8 (July 1, 2015)
Enjoy Fourth of July parade, concert in Seguin (July 1, 2015)
Enjoy Sunday Dances all month (July 1, 2015)
Free July 4 concerts in SA (July 1, 2015)
Free music, fireworks in Brenham (July 1, 2015)
Ice cream makers, tasters needed (July 1, 2015)
Jack's Cafe adds Sports Room and patio (July 1, 2015)
July is for grape stomping (July 1, 2015)
Look who's flying solo! (July 1, 2015)
Memories fly following balloon stories (July 1, 2015)
Register for state-wide Chili Cook-off (July 1, 2015)
Remembering my first haircut (July 1, 2015)
Savor: Summer drinks with calories and exercise equivalents (July 1, 2015)
South Texas Gardener reveals 'mystery plants' (July 1, 2015)
The Gathering Music Show (July 1, 2015)