12/24/2009

Beauty undercover: EMILY’S LIST

EMILY’S LIST




Emily

Beloved
by television audiences for her starring roles as as “Ainsley Hayes” on
the Emmy Award-winning “The West Wing” and “Calleigh Duquesne” on the
highly-rated CBS series, “CSI:  Miami,” Emily Procter is a Southern Belle known for her beauty, grace and style.  

Always prepared, Procter is known by friends and family as a meaningful
gift-giver.  Today she shares her Holiday Gift List with Beauty
Undercover.

Boyfriend:  Boxing lessons will be the perfect gift for her beau.

Family:  In Emily’s family, names are drawn from a hat for donations 

to favorite charitable organizations.

Mom:  Therapeutic herbal slippers, when micro-waved, are nice and 

toasty!

Dad:  Decorative antique Sterling silver tobacco box to hold precious 

memories.

Nieces:  Who doesn’t like jewelry?  Nieces will be receiving 

beautiful earrings.

Friends:  Always in the know, Emily has chosen Louis Vuitton City 

Guides, various Assouline books, vintage treasures from Ebay 

(including ornaments and purses), custom ice creams (eCreamery.com) 

and manicure/pedicure kits form OPI.

Anyone/Everyone:  Packets of seeds promise gifts for tomorrow.

Male Friends:  To spruce up their scotch, Emily recommends Whiskey 

Stones
instead of ice.

12/14/2009

SIGNATURE LA DIRECT: Picture

TV's Wonder Women



In this month’s issue of Signature Magazine, the mag features exclusive
interviews with today’s up-and-coming starlets from some of our
favorite television shows. The featured actresses include: Jessalyn
Gilsig (Glee), Lisa Edelstein (House), Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Lauren Vélez (Dexter), Jamie Ray Newman (Eastwick), Navi Rawat (Numb3rs), Cote de Pablo (NCIS), Emily Procter (CSI: Miami), and Katee SackHoff (Battlestar Galactica).

Emily Procter

Emily Procter is a true southern belle, a guise that hides her well
when she's playing pranks on her CSI: Miami co-stars. "I've been
playing a practical joke on Jonathan Togo [who plays Ryan Wolfe] for
the last two months," she confides with a giggle. "I got these novelty
bumper stickers from North Carolina - they say horrible things like,
‘I'm only speeding because I have to poop' and stuff, and I've been
putting them on his car weekly for months. He has no idea who's doing
it; it's slowly driving him crazy!" Procter originally studied Spanish
in college and anchored at a local news station; the dream of acting
never crossed her mind until a bad half-hour of TV came on the
station's feed, and with the knowledge that she certainly couldn't be
any worse, Procter headed to L.A. and never looked back.


12/13/2009

The Top Ten Detectives Currently on TV

There is Just Something About a Good Crime Drama Show


Calleigh Duquesne is a supervisor and investigator on the hit show CSI: Miami.
She does a large amount of detective work on the show in addition to
her investigation and supervisory position. She is very happy go lucky
and just about everyone likes her. She is often thought of as being "too happy". The beautiful Emily Proctor portrays the character. She is not as tough as some of the women on these shows but she is probably the prettiest.
NCIS has a version of CSI: Miami's Duquesne is Ziva David. She was
previously a Mossad agent, and daughter of its director, from Israel
who was an NCIS liaison. Eventually she leaves the Mossad in order to become a full agent of NCIS.
She is learning American customs and often slightly phrases American
slogans wrong. It is not admitted to on the show yet, but there is an
obvious attraction to fellow team member Tony DiNozzo. He often makes a
wide array of sexual jokes at her expense. She is a trained assassin
and has a bit of a cold demeanor except to her teammates. They have
used her associations in the Mossad for several storylines including
having to kill her brother as he was about to kill team leader Jethro
Gibbs. Cote de Pablo portrays David on the show. She is not as hot as
Emily proctor, but she is put together much better. She also has more
of a natural beauty about her.

Tony DiNozzo is a former police
officer and the second in command of the team. He is basically you
macho jock ladies man type. He pretty much likes anything with legs and
has a subtle but obvious interest in Ziva. He is not the smartest guy
on the team and relies on street smarts to get things done. He is
pretty tough and handy with a gun. A very interesting plot was that he
was once framed by an assistant lab geek who DiNozzo once testified
against. The team discovered the frame and helped him clear his name.
He also was on a deep cover mission were he romanced the daughter of an
arms dealer to help catch him but fell for her in the process. Tony
DiNozzo is portrayed by Michael Weatherly.

by Jay Braun

11/24/2009

The Who's News: Emily Procter brings Southern charm to 'CSI: Miami'

Our beloved friend Vanessa Rodrigues has sent us the link on our facebook group (don't forget to join!!!) but I wanna thank EmilyProcterFansite also for finding it before us and posting it on their blog (have you asked them to become friend? That's the best site!!!).

So here is an interesting interview Emily did for The Who's News Blog, enjoy!!!



Emily Procter brings Southern charm to 'CSI: Miami'

Posted by Lorrie Lynch



You only get a hint of Emily Procter’s North Carolina accent when she plays Calleigh Duquesne on the hit show CSI: Miami
(listen it for tonight on CBS), but her Southern charm becomes much
more pronounced when you get her talking about disembodied limbs, her
alma mater and her fledgling interior decorating business off the set
of her hit TV show. Our Brian Truitt found that out recently when he
talked with the spunky 41-year-old actress for an item on my Who’s News page this past weekend. Read below for more of their conversation.


You’ve been on CSI: Miami since it began in 2002. How have you tried to develop Calleigh over that time?
I’ve
been trying to make choices based on her non-written-about issues.
That’s been something I’ve anchored myself to in terms of her
character. I was shooting a scene yesterday, and in this episode
there’s a women that we believe was a drunk driver and she killed
somebody and Calleigh’s father is an alcoholic. It was really nice
because the director said, “I want to give you a moment with this body
because after all, your father is an alcoholic.” And I thought, “This
is great! They’re going for it!”

How about the gory crime scenes? Have you gotten used to those over eight seasons?
In
the very beginning, it was awful. I couldn’t sleep, and I had terrible
nightmares. It’s funny you bring it up because I was just talking to
our technical adviser about this yesterday. His wife had just had a
baby and he watched the epidural needle go in her back and it undid
him, but yet he’s been able to compartmentalize all of these gruesome
murders over the last 10 years. Every now and then, something really
weird will gross me out, and I think, “Really?” That must still be in
there. I’ve just shoved it under a pile of other stuff.

What’s the most recent thing that grossed you out?
This foot! We were working on this dismembered body, and it’s not like the dismembered body bothered me. It’s that when Christian [Clemenson] was scraping the toe, it moved and I was like, “Ewwwww.” Once you get used to this, I guess, you can get used to anything.

You grew up in Raleigh, N.C., and seem to have kept your Southern accent.
Probably
not as much on the show. Calleigh’s a bit too stern to have such an
accent. It would end up with me going, “Did you do it?! Come on. Just
tell me!”

Aside from Sandra Bullock, you’re probably one of the few celebrities to ever come out of East Carolina University.
I
went back this summer and I was like, “They have got to get it
together.” Some of these dorms are exactly the same, and I had no idea
how ghetto it was. I was like, “Mental note: Call school. Offer money
for dorms.” [Laughs] That’s what so great about ECU. Any other school
would have been on my doorstep. ECU’s like, “We’re so proud.” I’m like,
“Do you want some money?” And they’re like, “Ah, if you feel like it.
Don’t worry about it.” I was like, “You guys are cool.”

I hear you also do some interior decorating.
I
do a lot. Usually, I’m doing a house. This is the first year I have not
done a house, but I’ve done one every other season of the show. This
year, it’s possible it might be our last season or my last season, so I
thought I’m not gonna do anything else but just enjoy being on the show
this year. But I love it. It’s a big area of interest of mine. If and
when the show stops, that’s my first order of business: to get my
contractor’s license.

Do your friends hire you or do you make yourself available to anybody?
[Laughs]
I usually end up working for my friends, just because I think it’s a
little weird for other people to be like, “You’re that girl on the TV
show. That’s freaking me out.”


You need to have your co-star David Caruso hire you.
David actually just asked me about doing his place. [Laughs] It’s big. That
was part of the thing — he was like, How long would it take?” And I was
like, “It would take me a year.” That would be hard.

Would you ever consider hosting one of these interior-decorating reality shows they have now?
I’ve
actually been talking to somebody about doing a science show, which I’m
really excited about. It would be scientific mysteries along the lines
of Scientific American and things like that. He said, “It’d be great if
you did a show because we never have any girls do things like that.”
And I thought, “Yes! I would love to do that!”

Did you grow up liking science?
I
just grew up liking puzzles. Even to this day, I love to do jigsaw
puzzles, and then it gets really bad because I’ll time myself doing
them. I’m like, “How quickly can I solve this mystery?” I just like
that. In a lot of ways, ultimately I feel like I ended up on the best
show for me because that’s all I do.




11/09/2009

Emily live chat transcription

Some lucky Em's fans could chat with her, for those who were not able (like me! :( ) this is the transcription of the chat...


7:02


Emily Procter:
Hi everybody. Thanks for chatting. I'm here.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:02 Emily Procter
7:03


Emily Procter:
I've never done this before.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:03 Emily Procter
7:09


Emily Procter:
Alright, I'm assuming that people are out there, I could be wrong. I'm not seeing any evidence of anyone. Hmmmm.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:09 Emily Procter
7:17


Emily Procter:
Tamara--

Thanks
for writing in. I was starting to feel very alone. David and I get
along very well. He's funny; a great, dry sense of humor; we are
typically not in scenes together because one of us will be out in the
field and one of us will be in the lab-- we tend to trade off.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:17 Emily Procter
7:22


Emily Procter:
Hey
Flo. Hey Ladyinque. I'm in NY. The whether is gorgeous. I road a bike
along the west side yesterday. I fly back to LA tonight. I'll do stunts
with Johnathan Togo tomorrow. So I'm pretty happy. You? Can you all see
this?
Monday November 9, 2009 7:22 Emily Procter
7:23


Emily Procter:
Excellent. Any secret NY spots I should know about?
Monday November 9, 2009 7:23 Emily Procter
7:28


Emily Procter:
I'm glad this is happening!

Flo-- great. Thanks!

Tamara--
OK: Eddie. Well, first of all you should know he's better looking in
person. :) Quite gorgeous really. And we have a nice time together. I
think (on his side) it's very difficult to join a show that's been on
the air for this long. And especially since we all love Adam so much. I
don't know what will happen. But maybe give it some time.

Monday November 9, 2009 7:28 Emily Procter
7:29


Emily Procter:
Johnathan
and I are going to be scaling a wall and doing an on-foot chase scene.
Johnathan is really hilarious so I'm looking forward to it.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:29 Emily Procter
7:30


Emily Procter:
Linda: How do I have a personal life? That is a good question. My friend Larry is helping me with this chat. "Multitasking?" :)

PS: I am a really bad typist.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:30 Emily Procter
7:32


Emily Procter:
Nika: How do I feel about Adam leaving? Very sad.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:32 Emily Procter
7:32


Emily Procter:
Can you guys see each others questions?
Monday November 9, 2009 7:32 Emily Procter
7:33


Emily Procter:
Dimi:
thank you so much. The interesting thing about celebrity is having so
many people be cheerleaders for your job. We all have our days where
the alarm clock goes off (at five am!) and we don't want to go. But you
guys are so supportive it makes my life really great.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:33 Emily Procter
7:34


Emily Procter:
Is Adam gone for good? No, I don't think so. :)

PS -- Dror, yes, this is live.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:34 Emily Procter
7:35


Emily Procter:
Have I ever thought of starting my own blog?

Calleigh
and I differ greatly in our technical abilities. Hence my wonderful
quality time with my good, dear, sweet, understanding friend Larry (who
is typing this for me.)
Monday November 9, 2009 7:35 Emily Procter
7:38


Emily Procter:
Hey Pickle-- how gorgeous is this weather?

I think they're trying to heartily introduce Eddie. I think things will settle in soon.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:38 Emily Procter
7:39


Emily Procter:
Dror

The
hours are insane. That's why you hear people on television talking
about the crew, and how they get along. In our job that's of utmost
importance. BTW-- we have a really funny crew.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:39 Emily Procter
7:42


Emily Procter:
Flo:

If I quit acting right now I would definitly miss it.

Carmela:

What I honestly like most about my job is the people. I enjoy working in a big group.

Farideh:

I
never thought I'd be able to say this, but yes, I know my way around a
firearm. I can take it apart in the dark and reassemble it. I find them
to be an interesting piece of equipment. I was trained with the LA
Sherriff's department. Can I say, not to sound obnoxious, but I am so
glad I know gun safety.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:42 Emily Procter
7:42


Emily Procter:
Pickle: Frank is a better typist than me.

Monday November 9, 2009 7:42 Emily Procter
7:44


Emily Procter:
Shanica:
I think CSI Miami has a few years left. I think everyone fantasizes
about not having to work. I have a boss, I have long hours, etc. I deal
with more typical problems than you would think, even having such a
great job. At the end of the day I'm so thankful to have it.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:44 Emily Procter
7:45


Emily Procter:
Israel! Belgium! Liverpool! Wow! You guys are all over! You guys are awesome, thanks for being online with me.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:45 Emily Procter
7:47


Emily Procter:
Laurence
Fishburne is CLASSY! It took me a day to work up the confidence to talk
to him about Apocalypse Now. He is magnificent in person. Will the
episode rock? I hope so.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:47 Emily Procter
7:49


Emily Procter:
Tessa asked: when did you start acting? Answer: After college. I was a journalism major.

Andy: Do we shoot in LA or Miami? both.

William said: You are the best looking CSI agent. I say: William, you are by far the best chatter! :)
Monday November 9, 2009 7:49 Emily Procter
7:52


Emily Procter:
Tamara
asks: Is there a fan address where we can write to you after this?
Answer: I read all my fan mail personally, so it takes me a long time.
I get the mail that comes to CBS.

Pickle asked: What happened to H's one liners? Answer: I love those one-liners! I'm hoping they'll be back.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:52 Emily Procter
7:53


Emily Procter:
Tessa asks: If you could go on vacation, where would you go? Answer: everywhere. I love to travel. I'd love to see Greece.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:53 Emily Procter
7:55


Emily Procter:
Darryl
asks: Who is your favorite character on the show? Answer: believe it or
not, we all collectively love the guy who plays Stetler. In real life,
David Lee is his name. He is hilarious. We get very excited when he's
on. (And he's friends with my cousin.)
Monday November 9, 2009 7:55 Emily Procter
7:55


Emily Procter:
Wow, the questions are starting to pile up. I'm trying to keep up but it's hard. Sorry.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:55 Emily Procter
7:56


Emily Procter:
William: I've been to Malta. Fun.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:56 Emily Procter
7:56


Emily Procter:
Holland! Malaysia!
Monday November 9, 2009 7:56 Emily Procter
7:57


Emily Procter:
Lau: I do not have a twitter account.

Valentino
asks: who do you think is the hottest guy on the show? Answer: Rex Linn
is an incredible cook. We all think that's pretty hot.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:57 Emily Procter
7:58


Emily Procter:
Ladyinque: I loved filming with Gary Sinise. He was lovely.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:58 Emily Procter
7:59


Emily Procter:
Venezuela too now! One of my best vacations was there. Hello, Colorodo, via London!
Monday November 9, 2009 7:59 Emily Procter
7:59


Emily Procter:
I don't know if Adam will be on the show tonight. I'm not sure where we are on the schedule, but he will be at work on Wed.
Monday November 9, 2009 7:59 Emily Procter
8:00


Emily Procter:
Hey William, Dror is giving you a run for your money.
Monday November 9, 2009 8:00 Emily Procter
8:01


Emily Procter:
Hannii-Lou: J. Togo in person is incredible. so funny so cute.
Monday November 9, 2009 8:01 Emily Procter
8:02


Emily Procter:
Eva is also such a sweetheart. I wish I got to work with her more often. I think we talk too much so they keep us apart.
Monday November 9, 2009 8:02 Emily Procter
8:04


Emily Procter:
Cynthia asks: what is the funniest thing that ever happened on set?

One
of the funniest is I've been playing a practical joke on Togo for
months. He has no idea who is putting these really horrible bumper
stickers on his car. He is going slowly insane. Don't tell him it's me.
:)
Monday November 9, 2009 8:04 Emily Procter
8:05


Emily Procter:
Tamara: My favorite subject in school was history. It still is.
Monday November 9, 2009 8:05 Emily Procter
8:07


Emily Procter:
I've
got to wrap it up. I don't think there's a moderator in the house. I
have a plane to catch. I have truly loved getting to chat with all of
you, My favorite thing about my job is people. Thank you for being in
my life.

Big love and have a great day.

Emily.

10/21/2009

CSI: Miami – “Bad Seed” Review by Scott Parker

CSI: Miami – “Bad Seed” Review



October 20th, 2009 by Scott Parker

Eric leavesIf I learned one thing about tonight’s CSI: Miami episode, “Bad Seed,” it’s this: always wash produce before eating.
In what may be Eric Delko’s swan song, the show focused on him to a
great extent tonight. He and former ME Alexx are chatting about leaving
MDPD when paramedics barge into the ER. A young woman is on the cart,
her boyfriend, Ethan, trailing behind. In the short scene that follows,
the camera lingers on Eric watching Alexx do her thing as a doctor. To
me, I think Eric was wondering if he was making the right decision to
leave MDPD. Unfortunately, the woman dies on the table. Ethan’s pretty
distraught–he was going to propose and shows Eric the ring–but Alexx is
having none of it. With the steely glare that make her corpses feel
just a little deader, Alexx tells Eric to call Horatio because the girl
was murdered and, in her experience, the number one suspect is right
over there.
What makes a good mystery on an hour-long television cop show like CSI: Miami
is the trail of the evidence and how it plays with the viewer’s
assumptions. Initially, it looks like Ethan’s the bad guy and Eric’s
kicking himself for missing the signs. But then Ethan collapses and my
first impulse is this: it’s the future mother-in-law who doesn’t’ want
her son marrying the girl. Next thing I’m thinking: did Eric touch
something contaminated? Is that how he’s going out? If so, that’s
pretty darn lame.
The CSI team gathers to go over the evidence. I don’t think I’m
alone here in appreciating how well the guys and gals in the MDPD lab
worked as a team during this episode. It was fantastic. Horatio and his
team determined it was E. coli bacteria, and he assigns
various team members to various areas of the investigation. Calleigh
and Eric team up and take on the owner of the restaurant where Ethan
and his bride-to-be last ate. Calleigh and the owner sparred, neither
backing down. Only thing I have to say on that:  that owner is a
bee-yotch! Yow!
The evidence leads our team to fields where the produce is grown.
Jesse, Ryan, and Warren, the Three CSI-kateers, confront the grower,
and you get this fun exchange:
Grower: Show me a warrant

Jesse: Show me the pickers’ green cards.

Grower: Enjoy your investigation.
Naturally, for a crime show, nothing pops positive for E. coli. Next step: the trucker, who, of course, runs when Trip calls out for him.
Trip: Why’d you run?

Trucker: You were chasing me.

Trip: I ran because you ran.
Unfortunately, that was Trip’s only contribution to the program. The
MVP for this episode was Warren. Dude knows his bacteria, where it
comes from, and how it’s distributed. I can’t remember his character’s
bio, but he’s got some serious biological cred with the team. He
determines the bacteria originated from the water, Ryan stepped in some
of the evidence, and Jesse got to trudge up a low rise and find the
culprits. Hint:  they moo and eat corn.
It’s here, in a brilliant “Follow the E. coli” animation reminiscent of the movie Outbreak where we see how E. coli
bacteria get from a cow to your mouth. Yuck! Like I wrote above, I’m
not sure I want to eat a salad from any restaurant now. Eww!
After a cat fight between Horatio and the huge agriculture
corporation’s CEO (H lost. Ouch!), it’s back to teamwork, the
underlying theme of the show. Over and over again, we see the team
working together on one case with no sub-plot. It was a nice change. We
also are treated to a mini-treatise on modern agriculture courtesy of
Warren and, later, the CEO, played by Stephen Culp. Mr. Culp must get a
lot of casting calls to play a-hole hotshots, because he brings his A
Game to this episode. The little snide chuckle as he leaves the station
the first time is nicely swallowed at the end, when Horatio pulls out
the tape recorder, revealing their entire conversation about
“acceptable losses of human life” is okay if it feeds hundreds. Culp’s
CEO makes the case for modern agriculture:  food prices would
skyrocket, people would starve, and the most fundamental of all, people
don’t care where their food comes from. All valid points, to be sure,
but he’s still an arrogant ass about it. Legal scholars out there:  is
what Horatio did legal? Seems shady, but it still makes you pump your
fist in victory.
For all the group activity throughout the episode, it came down to
individuals. Eric and Calleigh, alone in the locker room, have their
talk. It was a little short, to be honest, but Alex Rodriguez and Emily
Proctor do a spectacular job of the awkwardness, the longing for things
to stay the same, and the things left unspoken. Proctor’s Calleigh
barely kept it together as Eric walked out the door. It was a touching
scene. Eric gets to his car and he sees a white piece of paper under
his wiper. A ticket? No. A note from Horatio:  “I’ll always be there. H”
I’ve read some grumbling around the internet about the new guys
crowding out the veterans and, up until this episode, I have to agree.
This episode, however, things appeared to gel. Each member of Horatio’s
CSI team contributed something. All eyes and attention was on the
single case and that was a nice change of pace. After last week’s
lackluster episode, CSI: Miami returned to form with a story and character arcs that just felt right.
I certainly don’t want Eric to leave, but it’s happening. That’ll
leave Horatio and Calleigh (and Trip? Can’t remember if he was an
original or not) as the only constants in the entire series. Change is
never easy, but if they keep producing episodes that are as cohesive as
this one, everything will be fine.
Am I alone in this assessment? Did you like the teamwork on the
single case? Did you like that the murder was one of negligence rather
than violence?


original link

10/09/2009

Set Photos by Konabish



All the credits of these pictures go to Konabish. Great job, they are fantastic!

9/22/2009

Lamont and Tonelli - Emily Procter Interview 09-21-09

CSI: Miami star Emily Procter called in this morning to tell us how excited she is for the season premiere of her show tonight.

link

Thanks to Kris

9/21/2009

Is It the End of the Road for CSI:Miami's Eric and Calleigh?








Sunday, September 20, 2009
Last updated 7:00 p.m. PT

Is It the End of the Road for CSI:Miami's Eric and Calleigh?

By ADAM BRYANT
TV GUIDE

Just how much damage did the bullet that CSI:Miami's Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter) fired in the show's Season 7 finale do to Calleigh's relationship with lover-partner Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez)?


The good news: Delko may be aimlessly wandering the Everglades, but
at least he's alive. That comes as a relief to fans who feared the
worst when it was announced that Rodriguez would leave the show this season. And it's a relief to Rodriguez as well.
"Because of how the season ended, I didn't want to leave it on that
note," Rodriguez tells TVGuide.com. "I felt that would be cheating the
fans. So we discussed making sure that I was participatory in Season 8
so that we could fade the character out the right way and give him a
proper exit.
"I feel like Eric Delko has gone through so many ups and downs and
has had such a great journey on the show," he says. "There will be
resolution with Eric and Calleigh, and it will be a nice, slow exit. I
think people will be happy with the way it all ends."



That leaves only the bad news: Calleigh will be a bit of an ice
queen before coming to that resolution. "Eric and Calleigh have many,
many scenes to do together, but realistically, at the moment there
hasn't been any closure," Procter says. "She's definitely facing an
internal struggle. I think that's going to be very difficult. She is
saying publicly that she doesn't care, but she cares very much and it's
very difficult. But she's also such a straight arrow, and I think she
believes she was just following protocol."
The premiere episode divides its focus on the cliff-hanger
resolution and a flashback to 1997. In addition to learning just how
Horatio (David Caruso) came by his iconic shades, viewers will also see
how the Miami CSIs first came together. "You see everyone's enthusiasm
for when they first got the job, and hopefully people will be able to
notice how we've subtly changed," Procter says. "I think it's easy with
a procedural to think people don't have that much arc to their
character, but I'm hoping that [the audience will see] that we do."
The flashback also provides the introduction of new cast member Eddie Cibrian. As L.A. Detective Jessie Cardoza, Cibrian swings into Miami
for Season 8, which could pose its own share of problems for
Calleighko. "It turns out they met on Calleigh's first day at the Miami
Dade Police Department," Procter says. "He was on his way out as she
was on her way in. So they have this old, established friendship at
this point, and I think their characters are very easy with one another.


"But who knows?" Procter adds when asked if that friendship could turn into romance. "It's CSI:Miami
and it's Calleigh Duquesne, so anything can happen!" In other, possibly
related news, the actress adds that we will see a shirtless Cibrian
this season.
Cibrian isn't the only new face on the show this season. Boston Legal's Christian Clemenson joins the cast as a medical examiner and, according to Procter, Omar Benson Miller's
Walter Simmons will force the CSIs to do more science and research
instead of relying on databases. "[The new characters] add a lot of
life to what we're doing," Procter says.
Also visiting the show this season, during November sweeps, will be CSI's
Dr. Raymond Langston (Laurence Fishburne). Langston will visit all
three shows in the franchise while working on a case, but Procter has
her own thoughts about his true motives for coming to Miami. "I'm sure
it's Calleigh Duquesne!" she says. "He's heard she's single and he has
to be headed over for a little of that. If I were sitting at the poker
table, that's where I'd put my money."


CSI:Miami returns Monday, Sept. 21 at 10/9c on CBS.

9/02/2009

CSI: SheKnows

CSI: SheKnows

Joel D Amos



Emily Procter is many things to different audiences. For millions, she is the face of the right wing on The West Wing. To those millions, and millions more, she is the woman at the heart of CBS’s monster hit, CSI: Miami.



SheKnows sat down with the star on the eve November sweeps and Procter promised a CSI: Miami month to remember.
Emily and David Caruso take aim on another season of CSI: Miami
Procter
was born in North Carolina and her Southern Belle accent is hard to
miss. She’s unassuming, glamorous and immensely talented. Her film
resume includes Leaving Las Vegas with Nicolas Cage and Jerry Maguire alongside Tom Cruise. There is an unspoken charm to Procter that lingers long after the interview concluded.
Her work on television has made her a household name. Procter answers all our CSI: Miami and West Wing questions as well as letting us in on the secrets to staying stunning under the Miami heat.

Procter's proud resume

SheKnows: Thanks for taking some time with SheKnows today.

Emily Procter: Oh, absolutely - although, I don’t know if I’m qualified (laughs).

SheKnows: (Laughing) Oh, I’d say you are! First of all for me personally, it’s such a pleasure to speak with you.
Emily Proctor kisses David Schwimmer in Breast MenEmily Procter: It is so nice of you to say that.

SheKnows:
It’s been great to watch your career over the years. To see you finding
such success in such varied characters. For you, has that been the key
to your success and longevity?

Emily Procter:
You know, the entertainment business is so odd. I’ve always say that
more often than not, it’s not what people are capable of doing, but
what people allow one to do. I feel like I have hit the lottery twice
with West Wing and CSI: Miami because they are both
such different women. But, they are both such strong women. That has
been a tremendous joy. And sprinkled here and there I’ve been other
fun, challenging things. I loved Breast Men.

SheKnows: Yes, with David Schwimmer. That's a good movie!

Emily Procter:
Yeah, that was great. Even in really small parts over the years that
have me with people who have such an artistic way of looking at things
- I feel that I have been really lucky. Who knows how that happens (laughs)?

CSI: Miami vs. West Wing: a tale of two tales

SheKnows: Was there any difference with the two shows you've most recently starred in? West Wing was already an established show when you joined the cast, whereas CSI: Miami was a new show.

Emily Procter: When I joined West Wing, my very first day, they broke before my first close up so they could congratulate everyone on the Emmys they had just won (laughs).

SheKnows: Oh, boy. What a way to start!

Emily Procter: I know! CSI: Miami
was terrifying in a different way because we were a spin-off. I think
we felt a lot of pressure trying to live up to a show (original CSI), that
really is the way it is because of chemistry. You can’t recreate that.
All of us were sort of frozen. It’s a different style of acting than
any of us had done before. How do we put our own personality into it?
The first year was really hard. Before the first show aired, we were
all, ‘it’s nice working with you.’ (laughs) Then we got some
ratings. The whole first year at any moment we expected to not be at
work the next day. The second year we settled down. In hindsight, I
like the way that it’s played out because I don’t think we really hit
our stride until the end of season four (laughs).

SheKnows: Sometimes, shows get some serious legs around season four or five. Look at 24. And then they go on for 10 more seasons, like NYPD Blue, you never know.

Emily Procter:
If we’re still going six, seven years from now, we’re all going to need
knee replacements because we’re always bending down to pick things up
and stuff (laughs).

SheKnows: I would think so at all those crime scenes, you’re always squatting or kneeling. It’s worse than football players.
Emily Procter: (laughs) That’s great!

Miami heat

SheKnows: Now, do you film much in Miami?
Emily Procter:
We spend about a quarter of the time there. It’s sort of become this
thing where we all want to go and they don’t want us to go because I
don’t think we’re professional enough when we’re in Miami (laughs).

SheKnows: It is a fun town.

Emily Procter: (laughs) Oh, my gosh yes.

SheKnows:
I wondered because Miami is known for its heat. And you just look so
gorgeous day in and day out, is there any secrets to that?

Emily Procter:
Yes, it’s a SWAT Team of beauty - people with aerosol misters and hair
brushes and lip liners. I always say to the hair people, ‘just one day
I’d like to wake up and already have you people in my bathroom.’

Political Proctor

SheKnows: I wanted to ask about you joining West Wing.
It wasn’t simply this great actress, Emily Proctor, joining that show.
You brought a new voice to it as well – the right wing. Did you get a
lot of response from that side of the political aisle for taking on a
Republican character on a left-leaning show?

Emily Procter:
What I personally loved about that, that I wished was happening in our
current politics, is that it showed respect for the rainbow of
politics. I really loved it. I loved the show for doing that. I got a
lot of people asking my opinion of politics which are very different
than Ainsley’s. That was also what made it so fun to play. I was
watching the debates this year and I thought America – I love America –
now is the time where we really need to unite and stand together and
grow. I wish people were more respectful of each other’s sides so we
can figure out how these problems can be fixed.

SheKnows:
Because you are someone who is so active in various causes including
animal and environmental ones,  there certainly seems to be an
excitement about getting involved right now.

Emily Procter: It’s so fun, isn’t it? I love it!

SheKnows: Is that encouraging for you, someone who’s been active all along.

Emily Procter:
I think it’s cyclical. As a society we check out from one another and
now we’re checking back in because we’re being forced to look at all
these issues. What I love is to have so much company, to have everyone
be so interested. I voted yesterday and it was so nice. I had the day
off. I voted by absentee ballot because you never know with
entertainment if you’ll have enough time. I am loving voting this year.
I went out to breakfast with a whole group and we discussed the
propositions and we all voted. We checked each other’s dots to make
sure things were filled in properly. It's really fun to have everyone
so vested in our country.

SheKnows: Many people taking the day off.

Emily Procter: What are you going to do? Does SheKnows have you working ?

SheKnows: Sure, but I will definitely have time to vote and wear the I Voted sticker with pride all day.

Emily Procter: Ah, it’s so fun. I just love it.

Nothing but sunshine

SheKnows: Did I read somewhere that you had a sting as a weather girl?

Emily Procter:
I did! I started in journalism. When I was in college, I was nineteen.
I had the weekend weather spot. Then I got into reporting. I just
thought, I don’t have the constitution for it. I can’t cover murder all
day long.

SheKnows: What do you have coming up acting-wise?

Emily Procter: I have a little independent movie coming up called Barry Munday.
It’s in post-production right now. My character is very different than
anything I’ve done for the last ten years. I did get to make out with
everybody in the movie.

SheKnows: Not too shabby, depending on the co-stars.

Emily Procter: That’s what I thought. You know, Patrick Wilson’s wonderful. He was really great. Colin Hanks is in it too.

SheKnows: There are worse ways to spend your days. Emily, this has been a treat. Thank you so much for your time.

Emily Procter: You’re so nice and thank you for saying such kind things about my career. That’s really generous of you.

SheKnows: Hopefully we will reconnect again in the future.
Emily Procter: I hope so too. I’m excited for November 4.

SheKnows: Well happy Election Day to you. It’ll be a fourth to remember.

Emily Procter: I’m going to quote you on that. I really will!

Emily Procter: Guns, Nail Guns, and Blueprints – oh my!
















Emily Procter: Guns, Nail Guns,

and Blueprints – oh my!

Detective Calleigh Duquesne may be an intense, gun-toting ballistics expert on “CSI: Miami,” but in real life, Emily Procter
is a charitable, sweet Southern belle, with a passion for interior
design. In between 12-hour days filming the forensic science drama and
a mix of other appearances, the native North Carolinian sets aside time
for volunteer work for homeless programs and organizations such as
Habitat for Humanity, which has garnered the celebrity support from
stars such as: Alec Baldwin, Julie Bowen, Sarah Carter, Snoop
Dogg, Jared Leto, Kristin Cavalleri, Rachael Harris, Paige Hemmis, Joel
Madden, Sharon Stone, Kanye West
, and many others.
“When Habitat for Humanity asked me to be a part of [their
homebuilding cause], I said, ‘Yes’,” the actress/interior designer, who
has always made volunteering part of her routine, stated emphatically.
In an exclusive interview with CelebrityEverything.com, Procter chatted
up guns, “CSI: Miami” scoops (season 7 premiere is Sept. 22), volunteer
work, her workouts, and hot kisses on the set!
Q: What was it about Habitat for Humanity that drew you to support it? Was it because of your interest in construction?
E: I think for me, I have a love of building and faith. I have
always felt that if everyone had a calm and peaceful and loving
environment, the world would be a different place. It’s been one of my
primary interests for years. What I love about Habitat is that it’s a
group of people making good shelter for someone else, and I just think
it’s a loving thing to do.
And I certainly have a love for power tools. I remember the
Christmas my parents said, ‘What do you want?’ and I said, ‘I really
want a Snake Light!’ and they said, ‘Is that a flashlight?’ I said, ‘It
is!’ And it’s grown from there.
Q: Did you get the volunteer inspiration from your mom?
E: I love that my parents raised me in an environment where
volunteer work was part of a weekly routine. It feels so good. I think
if people have never done anything like that, they think the person
doing it is doing something nice, but I almost think there’s more
reward in having someone letting you love them like that. It’s such an
honor.
Q: What’s going on with Detective Calleigh Duquesne this upcoming season?
E: I have to say there’s a bit more romance – the triangle between Det. Jake Berkeley (Johnny Whitworth) and Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez)
and Calleigh deepens a little bit. There’s also a lot of heavy duty gun
work so far. I was like, ‘Whew! I need to do some pushups before I pick
up that one’ But it’s a fun show, and we have a really good time.
Q: Did anything funny happen off-camera so far this season?
E: There’s a scene in our opening show where Adam Rodriguez and I are tearing towards the tarmac because Horatio (David Caruso)
has been killed, and I asked Adam if he’d like to drive because we all
take turns driving the Hummer. Adam wears glasses, but he doesn’t have
the best vision, for lack of a better way to put it, and during the
first take we were tearing up, I was like damn Adam, that was close!
And he said, ‘I’ll be honest with you, I can’t really see.’ I was like,
‘Why is he driving? Why is he driving?’ (laughs) So life imitates art
and art imitates life.
Q: You have quite the hottie to have a romantic fling on the show, no?
E: I know and I’m very, very lucky! Not only is Adam good looking
and I get to pretend he’s my boyfriend, but he has a tiny puppy at work
this year, so I get to play with the puppy. He lures it over me,
because he has another dog already and says, ‘You know Emily, if the
new dog doesn’t work out, maybe I’ll give it to you’ so everyday, I
ask, ‘Am I going to get the dog?’ He’ll say, ‘I don’t know, it’s
working out today!’ He teases me with the dog.
Q: Are you single in real life?
E: I have been dating someone for the past couple of years. I always
keep it under wraps. I never talk about him. He lives out here with me,
but he does something entirely different than [acting].
Q: Do you go to ranges and shoot firearms for training on “CSI”?
E: I trained through the sheriff’s department, but now I shoot so
much at work, that it’s very easy to keep up with it. I was originally
shooting with a Mack 10 and it was a really heavy, big gun. But we have
a new A.D. on our set, and it’s their job to make sure there are no
accidents or problems, and he said, ‘Emily we’re going to be shooting
this,’ and he was being really careful, because I’m considerably more
girly than Calleigh in real life, so he was very nervous. So then I
just walked up and fired a bunch of rounds and he said, ‘OK, I guess
you got it!’
Q: Do you have a favorite gun to shoot?
E: I like the gun that I carry at work because it has multiple cases
on it, so there couldn’t really be an accident. It’s a nice weight and
I think it handles nicely. These are things I never expected to have a
conversation about (laughs)!
Q: What do you do for workouts?
E: In college I was a dance minor, and after 10 years off, I’ve gone
back to dancing and I’m so happy. It’s such a great, fun workout! I
just love it. I do hip-hop dance. I did ballet before, but I thought
there’s no way I’m going back to ballet because it would be sad for me,
so I thought I’d try something I’d never be capable of doing, so now
I’m doing the Caucasian shuffle in the hip-hop class, and it’s
hilarious but I’m having a really good time. It’s an amazing life
workout! I feel like everything is back in its right spot.
Q: You are a judge on HGTV’s “Summer Showdown” premiering Sunday 8/3, correct? Why this competition?
E: It was a very fun thing for me to do. I guess they knew that I
really liked designing houses, which is my first love, and they asked
me if I wanted to be a part of it and I really loved it.
Q: So you’re judging interior designers on their home?
E: We are, and various celebrity designers are going to give their
input on different rooms and what works better and why. I have to say,
designing really is my first love without a doubt.
Q: So why not design fulltime, rather than part-time?
E: We joke that I’m the only person who says acting is my day job. It really is! Designing is what I truly love.
Q: I hear you do architectural work as well as interior design, right?
E: Absolutely. I’ve got a project happening right now with a friend
of mine. I was just there, and what is so difficult is when you start
opening up walls, it makes people nervous and people say, ‘Why are
there all these holes?’ And I say, ‘It’s going to be fine, we’ll put it
all back, don’t worry.’
I’m one of those people – I see a wall come down and thing the ceiling is going to fall through.
E: And I love nothing more to take it all down! I like houses naked.
Q: What kind of home do you live in now?
E: The house that I’m in at the moment has a really open floor plan,
which is something that’s really popular now. I don’t love having a lot
of excess space in rooms; I like it a little bit cozier. But I’m not
complaining! I love the house that I’m living in right now. The last
house I lived in was 1,200 square feet, and this one is 5,000 square
feet. I’m looking forward to being in a smaller house soon, but I’ve
acquired all the furniture to put in this one, so I don’t know where
I’ll put it all.
Q: I hear you’re doing a cameo in “Barry Munday” – what’s that all about?
E: A friend of mine (Chris D’Arienzo) wrote and directed the movie and I read the movie, and all I do is make out with him and Patrick Wilson and I thought, ‘Wait a minute, how did this happen?’ (laughs)
Q: Well, are they at least both good kissers?
E: I have to say I was really surprised – they were great kissers!
And I was really impressed – they were lovely and I had a really nice
time.
Q: Since we’re on the kissing topic, now I have to ask, is Adam Rodriguez a good kisser?
E: I don’t know! We’ve never kissed each other! But you know how TV
is, we might be giving each other longer looks and we might hold hands
at some point…but Adam and I have never kissed.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time, when and if you have any?
E: I fill all my spare time with other [design] projects but I do
read a lot. I’m a big reader. That’s my guilty pleasure is to wake up
and then read in bed in the morning. That’s what I like to do.
Q: Back to volunteer work, what advice would you have for
people looking to tap into some type of structure or guidelines for
volunteer work?
E: My advice to people is always do things that you love. If you do
things you love you will always be successful. Sometimes people fall
into the trap of doing things they hate trying to earn a heavy living,
but then they never have enough. And volunteering is the same thing. If
you volunteer doing something that you love, it will make your life
better!

8/14/2009

A quick chat with CSI: Miami star Emily Procter

A quick chat with CSI: Miami star Emily Procter

Aug 14, 2009

A quick chat with CSI: Miami star Emily Procter
The CSI: Miami actress talks ballistics, blackjack and being a Hollywood blonde...



Is Calleigh Duquesne a fun character to play?

"I love playing such a wickedly tough woman. She’s so aggressive and so
serious. If I were hanging out with Calleigh, the first thing I’d do is
buy her a beer – she needs to relax."



Do you enjoy doing the action scenes in the show?

"I do, and this year I’m doing a lot more stunt work. I’ve been wanting to jump off a tall building for years."



Your character’s a ballistics expert. Have you had to learn a lot about guns?

"I was very conflicted about playing someone who is so pro-gun. But I
started doing ballistics training once a week, and now I am fascinated
and excited by the gun work. If the show ended tomorrow, I’d still go
and train – it’s like doing a dance with a machine."



How do you stay looking so cool and glamorous in the Miami heat?

"I have a SWAT team of beauty people with aerosols, hairbrushes and lip-liner."



CSI: Miami never takes itself too seriously, does it?

"One of the things I love about the show is that it’s a fantasy and it
has this comic-book undertone. There are a lot of bikinis, guns and
explosions, and we have a ball."





What would you like to do next, career-wise?


"I have hit the magic television button twice with The West Wing and this. I’d like to do it again, but maybe with a comedy."





How big a break was The West Wing for you?


"During my first seven years in Hollywood, I was either asked to play
sleazy or stupid, depending on the type of blonde they wanted. I used
to ring my parents and tell them not to watch anything I’d been in. The
West Wing was the first time I could play smart. I didn’t want to say
goodbye to it, but I couldn’t turn down a job as a scientist."





Did you ever think you weren’t going to make it as an actress?


"I remember standing in LA Airport thinking I’d made the biggest
mistake of my life. But I signed up to an extras agency and, within two
days, I’d made $25. My skin was very thin in the early days and I had
to toughen up a lot. I found it hard to get work because I had an
accent, and I tried very hard to get rid of it."



Finally, we hear you’re a bit of a poker whiz…

"My dad taught me maths by playing cards with me. He thought it would
inspire me to learn if I could win money, and he was right. When I
moved to LA, I played blackjack and poker to supplement my income."

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7/18/2009

Emily Procter Interview At The Monte-Carlo Television Festival

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - theirEarth's Managing
Director, Christopher Wheat, had the opportunity to interview the
beautiful actress Emily Procter last week at the 2009 Monte-Carlo
Television Festival. Emily is very well known for playing the role of
Calleigh Duquesne on the hit series "CSI: Miami" and also for her earlier portrayal of Ainsley Hayes on the series "The West Wing". Emily was very charming when Christopher spoke with her at the Television Festival and she was a pleasure to talk to.
Emily Procter will soon be appearing in a new movie being released called "Barry Munday", in
which she plays the role of Deborah. While in Monte-Carlo at the Film
Festival, she said that she had the opportunity to go out for dinner
with the actors and actresses from the "CSI: New York"
series, and she said that the way they described it, it sounded like
they had a great set to shoot their series on. Emily also discussed her
ability to play the card game 'Black Jack' well, and she said that when
she was young, her dad taught her how to count using playing cards, but
that she hasn't played for a while. 
Emily
was asked what she liked to do in her spare time, and she said that she
is currently working on the completion of her house and finishing up
the landscaping and interior decoration items. Emily says that when she
wants to relax, she loves to take one of her bicycles out for a ride,
and she has three different types, of which one is a mountain bike.
Procter says she is adept at hitting the trails with the mountain bike
and riding up and down steep terrain.
About
being a television star, she said that she had to toughen up at first
when she hit the big league, and that she learned the ropes by a few
mistakes. Emily Procter got her big break on the series "The West Wing",
but she said that one thing people don't realize is that before that
series, she had been acting six years already in various cameo roles in
movies and television series. Emily's great pal is Kevin, her 17-year
old cat who has been with her from her not being famous to now being a
television star. she said that Kevin had not been well recently, and
had to stay with the vet, but that he had now recovered. 
We
found Emily Procter to be an absolutely charming and sexy woman. For a
Hollywood star actress, she is a very real person - someone who you can
just sit down for a coffee with and enjoy your conversation.
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6/20/2009

Forbes - The Next Breakout Stars

The Next Breakout Stars

forbes.com

Ten personalities who click with audiences and have the potential to become household names.







How does a celebrity make the jump from cult hero for a small group
of fans to a national icon who has corporate America clamoring for
endorsements?
A handful of actors, comedians and musicians may soon have the chance to find out. Take Michael Weatherly, star of the CBS
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news
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people
) Navy crime drama NCIS, a show that's been a ratings smash for most of its six years but whose stars haven't been heavily promoted.

As special agent Anthony DiNozzo, Weatherly has very high likability
ratings among the show's fans, according to tracking from Los
Angeles-based E-Poll Market Research. The problem: Not enough people
know who he is. E-Poll's numbers show that 49% of viewers familiar with
Weatherly say they "like him a lot," but that he's familiar to only 14%
of the potential audience.

"If I were a handler, I'd work with CBS to get him on other things,"
says Gerry Philpott, E-Poll's chief executive. "You've got a number of
reality shows and variety shows out there, enough vehicles to showcase
people." Gigs on Dancing With the Stars or Saturday Night Live
provide tons of potential value for a star to show off the flip side of
his public personality, he notes. Nothing like a light, popular show to
let a big audience see you out of character and in good humor.
Forbes
looked for potential superstars who score high with audiences in
likability but low in awareness. The good news for six of the top 10 is
that they're on network television, still the biggest draw for raw
viewing numbers and the home of awards shows and other specials that
allow management to showcase their talent stable.

The six: Weatherly and Cote dePablo of NCIS (CBS), Hill Harper and Emily Procter of CSI (CBS), Yvonne Strahovski of Chuck (NBC) and Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother (CBS).
What
often holds back actors in ensemble shows like these are the tight grip
that the network holds over publicity. Publicists are known to push one
star over another, no matter who the media requests most often, notes
Noreen Janney, president of Los Angeles-based Celebrity Endorsement
Network, which helps marketers pick endorsers.
So the celebrity's
personal publicist "needs to push that network publicist for his guy,"
Janney says. Meantime, plain old personal appearances and
ribbon-cutting ceremonies can go a long way toward building a bridge to
the broader public, she says.
Campbell Brown, the CNN news anchor
who gained attention last fall by grilling a spokesman for John
McCain's presidential campaign on the wisdom of selecting Sarah Palin
as a running mate, has lots of potential too. News organizations
generally frown at the idea of their on-air personalities dabbling in
the entertainment or endorsement world. But should Brown decide to
shift out of straight news, she's got the goods to make lots of money
on the side.


6/12/2009

Experts Miami : "succès inattendu" pour Emily Procter

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Experts Miami : "succès inattendu" pour Emily Procter



Emily Procter, de la série Les Experts Miami, sans tabous et avec
humour, de son rôle, des restrictions financières et … de ses
partenaires.

Le succès a été immédiat et international pour le dérivé made in Miami des Experts Las Vegas :
selon le même procédé, on suit les enquêtes criminelles de la police
scientifique, mais sous le soleil de Floride. Ce qui donne à la série
un côté plus glamour ! Emily Procter, qui interprète la blonde Calleigh
Duquesne, agent spécialiste en balistique, est la première à s’étonner
de ce succès. Présente dès le pilote de la série, elle avoue avoir
démarré l’aventure sans trop y croire. Et voilà qu’elle entame sa
huitième saison !

Après tant d’années, l’équipe est devenue une vraie famille.
"Impossible de s’ennuyer avec un rôle comme celui là", assure Emily
Procter, qui avoue quand même vouloir s’essayer un jour à la comédie.
Entre les trois volets de cette série (Las Vegas, Miami et Manhattan)
les relations sont quasi fraternelles : un peu de compétition, beaucoup
d’affection, selon la comédienne. Chacun a dû trouver une vraie
personnalité à son personnage, comme son partenaire David Caruso (alias
Horatio Caine), dont les tics sont souvent parodiés...

Ecoutez Emily Procter au micro d'Alain Carrazé et Jean-Marc Morandini :


Malgré des restrictions budgétaires imposées par la chaîne CBS (et aucune série n’est épargnée), Les experts Miami
s’en tire plutôt bien ! Selon Emily Procter, une neuvième et même une
dixième saison sont programmées ! Mais si les scènes sont de moins en
moins tournées à Miami même, ce qui, confesse-t-elle, est bénéfique
pour la concentration et le professionnalisme de l’équipe !


TRANSLATION:
Emily Procter, from CSI:Miami, without taboos and with humor, about her role, the financial restrictions and her partners.

Success has been immediate and international for the made in Miami CSI spin-off which follows forensic police criminal cases too, but under the Florida sun, which gives to the show a more glamour touch! Emily Procter, who plays the blond CAlleigh Duquesne, ballistic specialist, it's the first to be stunned by this success. Present from the pilot she accepted the new adventure without believing too much, and here she is at the 8th season!

After all these years, the crew has become a real family. "It's impossible to get bored with such a role", says Emily Procter who confesses she would like to try out comedy one day. Among the three CSI shows relationship are almost fraternal, a bit of competition, lot of affection. Every one of them has had to find a real personality for their characters, like her partner David Caruso whose tics are always in many parodies...

Despite budget restriction imposed by CBS, CSI:MIami is going quite fine! For Emily Procter, a 9th and a 10th season are already planned! If the scene shot in Miami are less and less. she confesses, it's a benefit for concentration and professionalism of the crew!

6/11/2009

NEWS FROM MONTE-CARLO: Closure Ceremony Red Carpet

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NEWS FROM MONTE-CARLO: Photos











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NEWS FROM MONTE-CARLO: Kate Walsh, Emily Procter, Kim Kardashian..toutes folles du PrinceAlbert






Charlène a de quoi être jalouse ! Le Prince Albert s’attire
toutes les faveurs des actrices actuellement présentes au 49ème
Festival de la télé de Monte-Carlo. Regardez de Kate Walsh
à


Emily Procter
en passant par


Kim Kardashian
et sa mère, elles se pressent toutes pour poser aux côtés du prince souverain de la principauté de Monaco. Waouh, quel succès !


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premiere.fr



NEWS FROM MONTE-CARLO: Backstage photos
















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NEWS FROM MONTE-CARLO: Funny polaroids!










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NEWS FROM MONTE-CARLO: Emily's pictures

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More in the photo album!!!

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NEWS FROM MONTE_CARLO: Emily during an interview...


NEWS FROM MONTE_CARLO: Emily Press Conference








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NEWS FROM MONTE-CARLO: Emily on the cover of Télé Visions




There is no article about Emily in this issue, maybe we will find something today about yesterday press conference. You can find all the issues on www.tvfestival.com

6/10/2009

NEWS FROM MONTE_CARLO: Emily during interview



This picture has been taken during one of Emily's interview during Monte-Carlo Tv festival, we hope we'll be able to post the whole video.



Emily on VIVA Magazine: Go with the Flow

Go with the flow

 
CSI starlet Emily Procter opens up about remembering the past, living in
the present and how sheís prepared to take on whatever comes next.



By Bonnie Siegler
 
When you first meet Emily Procter, it’s her unpretentious, thoughtful
and composed manner that greets you. The co-star of the widely popular
CBS drama CSI: Miami exudes an air of total calm, a quiet dignity that you
somehow know is deep and true, despite the success that has led to the bring lights of
California from modest Raleigh, North Carolina. “I think I’ve held on to my Southern
roots,” she says with a lingering hint of a Southern drawl, “because I’m proud of where
I come from. I feel there is a hospitality and level of kindness with one another that
I miss in a big city like Los Angeles. Is it necessary to hold on to these roots? I don’t
know. It might be silly that I have.”


Throughout her life, Procter remembers her grandmother and the influence she had
on her granddaughter’s decorating taste, forward-thinking nature and firm opinions.
“She was a very fearless woman and she prepared me for life in a really wonderful way.
My mother and I are incredibly close, but she’s my mother and will always parent me.
My grandmother told me that every night she’d say, ‘God, I’m so sorry I let you down
but I will do better tomorrow.’ She said that in regard to her own opinion because
my grandmother was very opinionated. Every morning, she would say, ‘please let me
remember that my opinion is just that and to keep it to myself.’ That was the moment
I fell totally in love with her because it was so honest. I have really, really tried to
remember that in my own life that my opinion is mine, but I fail at that a lot, too.”
Her extraordinary tight bond with her grandmother, who passed away at a
remarkable age 90 (“after giving a dinner party the night before, so maybe she was
worn out,” she says) has only added to Procter’s sense of maturity and responsibility.



But the actress - standing at a petite 5'2" - thinks her life’s destiny
has more to do with love. “I’m spiritual, but I don’t necessarily believe
in organized religion for values in life. I think that the universe is
such a wondrous place and there’s so much about it that we don’t
know, but I relate more to the power of love - or the power of the
lack of love. I always think that the higher being in life is love because
love does seem to be able to fix things. And I’m speaking about true
love - true, honest, giving, loving thoughts to a living creature.
That always seems to work.” But one question lingers: whom do you
love now? “I love a lot of people,” she says immediately. “I have the
same best friend that I had since kindergarten and love her. I love my
mom and my dad. I love my boyfriend, and I love my cat, Kevin.”


Unassuming in nature, the prestige of being a leading lady on a global
hit drama escapes the 40-year-old actress, and goes beyond money,
extravagances and award shows. Right now, Procter is reveling and
enjoying cleaning out the closets of her Spanish-style home while on
summer hiatus from filming. “Oh, this feels so good,” she gushes. “I
end up having to buy things to wear to events so I have to clean out
my closets regularly. Then my friends come over and look
at everything and take what they want. Sometimes
they bring stuff over too. So I’m recycling
goods.” It’s evident from
Procter’s ‘spring cleaning’ enthusiasm that she has a genuine passion
for the environment and living a sustainable lifestyle. “I never lived
excessively before CSI, so one thing I always tell people about living
a sustainable lifestyle is don’t buy disposable furniture,” proclaims
Procter, who became interested in decorating at age five when her mom
awarded her the task of choosing some upholstery. When not filming,
she continues to enjoy interior decorating and building houses with a
partner and friend, gathering from antique shops, flea markets, garage
sales and family. “Buy pieces that you really love and aren’t going to get
rid of in three years. Find ways to repurpose older furniture.”


Her environmental balance is also reflected in other sound choices.
Not only does Emily love degradable garbage bags, she also is a proud
patron of a local “green” dry cleaner. “What is really important are green
cleansing products - things that go down the drain should be better
for the ocean. We should have a higher standard.” Procter says she’s
fallen in love with eco-friendly dishwasher tablets “that are fantastic
and get your dishes really clean.” She also says organic personal care
products have also changed her life and outlook on green living.
“[I love the] bubble bath ones because I’m a big bath person. I don’t
fill the tub up all the way so it’s still less water consumption than
taking a shower.” She’s also fond organic shower gels and lotions, and
her favourite are those “that are so pure you could eat them. And the
scents are incredible.”



Such “green” wisdom from a gal who grew up with archeology
ambitions, completed her degree in journalism and dance at East
Carolina University, and became a weather anchor in Greenville, North
Carolina. “I used to tell people I wanted to be an archeologist, but I
don’t know that it was actually a possibility,” she says with laughter.
“I loved the idea of fossils and had a fairly substantial rock collection.
That was one of the things I always wanted for my birthday - rocks!”
She still has a fair amount of rocks in her Hollywood Hills home
along with collections of bug shadow boxes and over sixty cobalt
blue books. “Whenever I travel, I buy a blue book and put a note in
there of all the people I was with and where I was when I bought it.
They are getting harder and harder to fi nd because it’s a very specific
shade of royal blue, one of my favourite colours.” She pauses and
smiles. “And fl ying insects, beetles - things like that. I know, it’s an
acquired taste.” Although still likes to get her hands dirty, rocks have
been replaced by gardening. “I really enjoy being outside, so working
in the garden for me is a great mental focus. I have a blackberry bush
that’s wonderful.” Since developing a green thumb, her food offerings
have also become plentiful and more natural, fi nding a satisfying
feeling of growing her produce. “I grow tomatoes and it’s very easy to
grow basil. I always have cottage cheese in the refrigerator because
I’ll have that with the yellow teardrop cherry tomatoes I grow and
some basil.”


As beautiful as Procter is on the outside, it’s the internal care she
strives to give herself that reinforces her overall well-being. Along
with a daily multi-vitamin and folic acid supplement, the athletic
actress says a healthy diet only supports her exercise routine. “I
eat healthy, real foods but I’m not an over-dieter, which I think is
unhealthy.” A self-confessed “fairly decent cook,” Procter stocks her
kitchen with micro greens, milk, eggs, salad makings, nuts and rice
crackers. Fresh fruit is delivered monthly through a special farming
program thanks to a yearly gift from a friend. “I have candy jars in
my kitchen that are full of nuts - walnuts, almonds, pistachios,
soy nuts - and rice crackers. And I do have a jar filled with semisweet
chocolate chips that give me the same satisfaction as M&Ms,
but they’re a little bit better for you and I don’t need quite as many.”
When it comes to regular exercise, the actress thinks outside the
box. “I dance three days a week either hip hop or ballet and I started
taking trapeze classes, which is really fun.” She has also competed in
several marathons and triathlons. “I have a girls’ running group and
we get together once a week; we’ve been doing it for 10 years. I have
very strong legs.”



Those same “strong legs” are also Procter’s favourite body part. “They
say that one of the keys to having a long, healthy life is to have strong
legs. So it’s sort of a double edged sword for me because I have those
strong legs that are in good shape, so I feel happy and thankful
about that. But sometimes I wish I had those long, lean pencil legs.”
She definitely makes use of them considering she arranges a biking
group and makes time to ride together to see a movie when possible.
Despite all her exercise and healthy eating, though, one area of
concern “are my upper arms. I’m built solidly so I have very solid
arms,” she shares, “and sometimes in clothes, they look too solid.”
Despite a sexy Hollywood image synonymous with her smoldering,
no-nonsense on-screen character detective Calleigh Duquesne,
Procter says she has little in common with her alter-ego except “we
are both very strong women who are also very organized. Th e benefit
of being a strong woman is having confidence in yourself.”
Summing up her own image, Procter almost apologizes for the vast
contrasts in her personality. “I’m busy; my boyfriend calls me the
tiny tornado. Kindness - that’s a trait that I take great care to work
on. And lastly, what people wouldn’t know from my CSI character, is
that I’m silly. I’m a big practical joker.” Yet, Procter says her life is in
constant flux with balancing the physical, emotional and spiritual
sides of life. “I just think you do your best. Th at’s the question I ask
myself the most: Am I doing my best? Did I do my best? If the answer
is “yes” then I think I’ve done okay. I always say to myself “just do
your best” because I do think that people let the world get on top
of them and life will ride you if you let it. The trick is to ride it. Life
works if you do your best.”