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Jorja Fox Promises Return To 'CSI'

By Christian
February 5, 2008 - 5:24 PM

Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) told a television station in Los Angeles last week she will probably return to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the future.

"It was harder to leave than it was to stay, for sure," Fox told the KTLA morning show. "[There] will be a moment [when] I will return. [...] I can't tell you when or why or how. [It's] very secretive."

Fox explained why she chose to depart CSI. "[It was] an amazing run. I feel so lucky and grateful for that, and I felt like, 'Okay, here I am, I'm coming into the second half of my life,' and I just wanted to take a breath for a minute and think, 'what would that look like?' It might really look like nighttime TV drama, but I just needed to get off the ride for a second to evaluate it and regroup."

The actress suggested that the violence and dark nature of the show may also have been a reason she wanted to take a break. When the interviewer at KTLA asked whether she might have had a different thougth had she been on a "happy sit-com," Fox admitted it was possible. "I'd love to check out a sit-com, see what that's like. I did one comedy many many years ago, and it was single-handedly probably the most fun I've ever had doing a movie. And it's just because the goal of the day really is to laugh, and hopefully everyone will laugh, and yes, I'd love to [try that.]"

Now that she's off the show, Fox has been working to produce the play Stay Forever, based on the life of Dusty Springfield. "[It's] a life and music of Dusty Springfield, going up at the Renberg Theater in Los Angeles for definitely three weeks. [We do] about thirteen Dusty songs in the musical. She had an amazing, interesting, colorful life and very amazing, interesting times. Her career started in the early Sixties, ran almost to the late Nineties. She was up, she was down, she dealt with substance abuse, she was one of the first women in the business that was producing her own music. She had just a really dynamic life. So if you like her music you will love the show."

For more from Fox, check out the full interview at the KTLA web site, or read the transcript at Jorja Fox Online.

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