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

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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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.


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...


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

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

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

Emily Procter:

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

Emily Procter:
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
Monday November 9, 2009 7:22 Emily Procter

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

Emily Procter:
I'm glad this is happening!

Flo-- great. Thanks!

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

Emily Procter:
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

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

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

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

Emily Procter:
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

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

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

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

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

Emily Procter:

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

Emily Procter:

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


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


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

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

Monday November 9, 2009 7:42 Emily Procter

Emily Procter:
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

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

Emily Procter:
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

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

Emily Procter:
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

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

Emily Procter:
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emily Procter:
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.