Former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) is currently starring in the Barrington Stage Company production of The Other Place in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She and the director, Christopher Innvar, met with the press earlier this month to discuss the play—here’s a quote from Helgenberger:
I have been wanting to do a play for a very, very long time. For various reasons it just didn’t quite work out. For CSI I was tied up for twelve years and the hiatus is two months. That doesn’t leave you a whole lot of time to do a play. Also I was raising my son in LA. So I just really didn’t want to be away. But, having said that, since I left the show in December of 2011, I went around and met with producers in New York. Of course Los Angeles too and Chicago. I expressed my interest in it. (Theatre) They were all eager to meet with me. They would say let’s find something, let’s find something. (exasperated gasp and self amusement) A few things came along but nothing I really wanted to do. So, I don’t know, it really kindah has to do with the part. It was one of these roles that I really couldn’t not do. It was so amazing. It is amazing. I felt if not now when? I felt once I’ve done with this I’ll be so proud of myself. (soft laugh of relief then outburst of laughter)
You can read the full interview on Berkshire Fine Arts, including more comments about CSI and The Other Place. There are five photos embedded after the jump!