Thursday, January 01, 2009
CRIMINAL MINDS: SLEEPING BEAUTY
On CBS' Criminal Minds, actor Matthew Gray Gubler portrays Dr. Spencer Reid, a genius FBI profiler who has been plagued by violent nightmares. "He's haunted by the faces of victims and young children, people that he wasn't able to save. ... He sees terrible things on a daily basis," says the actor, whose character's harrowing journey grew even more sadistic two seasons ago after he was kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer, played by a former Dawson's Creek cast member, no less! It's enough to send anyone off the deep end, and Gubler's alter ego is no exception. He's struggled to overcome his issues through varying means, from the conventional (therapy, introspection) to the, well, not (drug addiction, sulking). And while it's a long road back, Dr. Reid has attempted to put his personal demons to rest so he can continue slaying the real ones......