BLAKE: NBC's version is reimagining of Prime Suspect in a NY setting--although the show is shot entirely in LA. My character, Gary Tibbits, is taken in by Maria Bello's character and her team for questioning. Let's just say he's not a good guy on the show. But it's a fun character for me and one I haven't played yet. He's a blue-collar new york dude who doesn't take Jane and the other police seriously.
I had fun chase sequence which I hadn't done before either. Great experience on set. Definitely a show where they weren't afraid to deviate from the script a little in order to make all the moments believable. Bryan F. O'Byrne (Detective Reg Duffy) is an actor I have always looked up to and he could not have been greater onset. Maria Bello is as cool as it gets. Almost intimidatingly cool. Smart, sexy, and unbelievably self-possessed.
BLAKE: don't have a strong connection to the British show, but I am a big Helen Mirren fan.
RHYS: Blake, thanks so much for stopping by. We'll all be watching the next episode!