You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Polished Edge: Shemar Moore of ‘Criminal Minds’ on CBS
Q: Since the show is about FBI profilers chasing criminals, how much time can be devoted to the characters’ personal lives?
A: In the real world of FBI profilers, you’ve only got 72 hours to stop a serial killer or a criminal. So there’s no time for hanky-panky, and there’s no time to sit down and have a beer and see the private lives of our characters. But every so often, the show has been good about giving us some storylines to where you really see our characters affected or what they’re about outside the job.
Q: Your character, FBI Agent Derek Morgan, has a playful, platonic flirtation with quirky technical analyst Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) -- but so far it hasn’t tipped over into romance. What do you think about that?
A: I wouldn’t want them to (have a romance). Nothing against Kirsten; I love Kirsten. It would take the magic away. Once you consummate the relationship, once we start playing kissy-face, laying in bed on purpose -- where do you go from there? I just think the big-brother/little-sister, that kind of love affair, with the one-liners and the pet names ... it’s a lot more interesting that the big, tough guy has a weak spot for the nerdy little computer tech.
Q: What’s up with Derek’s love life?
A: I’ve had two girlfriends in eight years, and they lasted about 2 1/2 episodes. It’s OK for Penelope Garcia to get goofy Kevin as a boyfriend, but I’m not allowed to get a girlfriend, because then I’m cheating on Garcia.
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
Classical records (February 3, 2016)
Comal Country Music Show Feb. 16 (February 3, 2016)
DRT plans scholarship brunch Feb. 27 (February 3, 2016)
Eastern Star group plans Fish Fry (February 3, 2016)
El Mesias Church plans ‘Ashes on the Go’ (February 3, 2016)
Enjoy Lenten Fish Fry in Poth (February 3, 2016)
Game-day menus that score big (February 3, 2016)
Home, Garden Day to spotlight landscape seminar (February 3, 2016)
Learn about the benefits of native grasses (February 3, 2016)
Little log cabin finds new owners (February 3, 2016)
Marquez to kick off SA rodeo season (February 3, 2016)
Masquerade Ball set for Feb. 6 (February 3, 2016)
Opry is Feb. 4 (February 3, 2016)
Save the date for premier of ‘Hope In High Cotton’ (February 3, 2016)
Spring Play and Learn session at library (February 3, 2016)
The center of social life in the old days (February 3, 2016)
Try your luck at Boots ‘N Bling Gala (February 3, 2016)
Valentine Bake Sale is Feb. 12 (February 3, 2016)
Western Heritage Parade, Cattle Drive (February 3, 2016)