Tuesday, November 18, 2008
JASON ALEXANDER VISITS CRIMINAL MINDS
Criminal Minds: Interesting article about Jason Alexander's guest spot in tomorrow's episode of Criminal Minds.
The latest installment of the CBS procedural features Alexander in dramatic makeover mode, portraying a deranged professor who claims to have killed several women and who puts a terrified mother in peril as part of his personal vendetta against serial killer profiler David Rossi (Joe Mantegna).
Putting on a shoulder-length white wig and a lullaby voice for an extra degree of sinisterness, Alexander is almost unrecognizable in the role.
"This guy is truly messed up, but I didn't approach it with that kind of judgment," Alexander said in an interview last week. "It's more interesting to look at the thing that has made this guy this angry -- I approach as if the character's agenda is righteous and pure. Otherwise, you fall into the trap of just playing a villain."