[Blind Gossip] You would think that these actors would be upset about recent controversial events on the set of their TV show.
Perhaps this is just a case of great minds thinking alike, but one actor AND one actress are already planning to take advantage of the departure of one of their cast mates!
[Actor] thinks that this means that his role is going to get bigger. More air time, more lines, bigger salary. [Actress] is going to go directly to producers to make the case that a woman needs to get bumped up to a bigger role and that it should be her.
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Departing Cast Mate:
[Optional] Would you use a colleague’s departure as an opportunity to get something for yourself?
Actress: Paget Brewster
Departing Cast Matee: Thomas Gibson
In the wake of the departure of actor Thomas Gibson, actress Paget Brewster is returning to Criminal Minds… and will be bumped up to a regular role!
Brewster has been on and off the show for a few years. Now she’s got a regular gig, and it’s definitely a promotion. Good for you, Paget!
Good thing they brought her back, too, because there are 13 serial killers on the loose! Go get ’em, Emily Prentiss!
From Entertainment Weekly:
In the wake of Thomas Gibson being fired from Criminal Minds, the CBS drama has promoted Paget Brewster to series regular, EW has learned.
Brewster joined the show as SSA Emily Prentiss in season 2 and was a regular castmember through season 7. She returned for one episode in season 11 following the departure of Shemar Moore. The actress was already slated to guest star in multiple episodes this season before being promoted.
“We’re all so excited to have Paget with us full time,” executive producer Erica Messer says. “The BAU family has definitely missed her, on screen and off. Having her back on set has been great, it’s like she never left.”
The news comes on the heels of Gibson, who played Aaron Hotchner since the show’s launch in 2005, being dismissed after an on-set altercation with a writer on the show.
Criminal Minds returns Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. Brewster’s first episode will air Wednesday, Oct. 12.
Did you catch the “great MINDS thinking alike” clue in the original blind item? It’s criminal if you didn’t!
Congrats to Nurcate for being the first to correctly guess Paget Brewster as the actress!