Helgenberger: The Season Will Start With A Bang

While at the Roma Fiction Fest in Italy earlier this month, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘s leading lady Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) spoke a bit about season eleven and whether she’d like to try a completely different role. (Minor spoilers after the jump!)

The actress remained tight-lipped about what’s coming up in CSI‘s eleventh season. “I still can not tell you anything, but I can say that next season there will be guest stars that the viewers will find very interesting,” Helgenberger told Movieplayer (translated by fan site Margamania). “There is also a comeback in the production team: Anthony E Zuiker, the creator of the original show is back as a writer. I was very happy with the news because I think he has a very particular mind, so I think the season will start with a big bang!”

Helgenberger revealed that there are a few developments on the horizon for Catherine. “There will be no drastic changes, but there will be a positive evolution of the character,” she explained. “Catherine, in addition to being an expert in science, is the daughter of the owner of a casino, and her father [Sam Braun, Scott Wilson], who died, will return in flashbacks. I would say that there is a return to the roots, the origins of my character.”

There are a lot of crime shows on television, and Helgenberger has been playing the same role for a decade. The actress said she would like to play more diverse roles in the future, but she’s sticking with CSI for now. “Sure, but I think that the trends are also linked to the moment we’re living: criminal, medical and legal shows are successful now,” Helgenberger said. “Maybe, when CSI reaches the finish line, it’ll be the right time to change!”


You can read the full translated interview on Margamania. Thanks to EricaSJ from TalkCSI for the heads up.

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