Jessica Lucas Joins 'CSI'By Rachel
August 20, 2007 - 8:27 AM
See Also: 'Go to Hell' Episode Guide
Jessica Lucas joins the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this fall.
When the producers of CSI started to look for an actress to join the cast, many thought that the character would be a replacement for Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), whose fate was unknown at the end of last season's cliffhanger finale. It has been confirmed that this is not the case. Instead, Lucas has been chosen as an addition to the cast rather than a substitute.
Lucas will be playing a young CSI named Veronica Lake (originally reported to be Vivian Lee). "Ronnie", as she is also called, is smart and vivacious. Although she was offered several jobs, Veronica chose Las Vegas because of the rising crime rate.
The 21-year-old actress has been in a number of previous movie and television roles including The Covenant, She's the Man and the ABC series Life as We Know It. Veronica Lake will first make her appearance during the third episode of CSI's eighth season, titled "Go to Hell".