Leven Rambin (Grey’s Anatomy, Scoundrels) will make her first appearance as new recurring trace technician Molly Sloan in this week’s episode of CSI: Miami, “Stoned Cold”. (Minor spoilers after the jump!)
As CSI Files previously reported, Molly will make an impression on a certain CSI. “She can keep with Jonathan Togo’s character Ryan [Wolfe] who is kind of the sarcastic one of the bunch, and she keeps up with him and they enjoy each other’s company,” the actress told Examiner.com. “It’s kind of a cool storyline that they’re developing about our two characters. Kind of having a friendship relationship and then teasing each other and flirting. So it’s cool to have one side of the coin be purely scientific crime solving base and at the same time we still have fun. We have a little flirtation going and they don’t really do that on the show. They said it’s kind of like a departure for them. So I hope people enjoy the relationship between Molly and Ryan.”
“My character is a trace evidence technician so she tests DNA and samples found, like fingerprints or traces of anything else that could be evidence,” Rambin explained. “She’s very detail-oriented so that’s not really me. I’m not very obsessive compulsive about anything and she’s very attentive, very smart. Has a photographic memory. Totally into what she does. So I have to act like I have a real understanding of what I am doing, because it couldn’t be further from the truth.”
Rambin may not be anything like her character, but she doesn’t have to worry. Rattling off complicated terminology and using sophisticated lab equipment is just as difficult for the other actors on the show. “We do the best we can to make it appear we’re totally immersed all in this knowledge at the end of the day we’re actors, we’re not the actual CSI technicians investigators,” Rambin said. “So we do the best we can with the material. And sometimes it’s very complicated for me as an actress to just wrap my head around it, but I’m learning and they’re hanging in there with me trying to pronounce big words in the early hours of the morning.”
The full interview is available on Examiner.com.