This press tour got off on the right foot Tuesday with a relaxed and Flip camera friendly visit to the set of Rizzoli & Isles. The TNT cop series--one of the most popular series on U.S. cable--stars Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli. Sasha Alexander plays medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. Bruce McGill, Lee Thompson Young and Lorraine Bracco (as Rizzoli's mom) are also on the series. Deep into production on its second season, Rizzoli & Isles airs in Canada on Super Channel.Absolutely Angie: A fan site with news, photos, and commentary related to "Rizzoli & Isles" star Angie Harmon.
The series shoots across a couple of sound stages on the storied Paramount Studios lot. TCA Journalists were given plenty of time to roam the set--maybe too much time judging by the above video. Those are press tour jokers Neal Justin and Roger Catlin, Bill Harris and Brad Oswald cutting up on the set. Damn--I didn't get any of them to sign a waiver.
The series is set in Boston. One of the well-dressed standing sets is the bar where the cops hang out--The Dirty Robber. Vancouver-based Post Media scribe Alex Strachan (left) did not appreciate the bar's prominent Boston Bruins Stanley Cup pennant.
Angie Harmon--striking in person--and co-star Thompson Young (who, as a teen, spent three years in Toronto shooting Disney Channel's The Famous Jet Jackson), share a story at the end of this clip that involves Harmon, a love goddess and a famous cartoon character.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
From TV Feeds My Family:
From After Ellen:
One thing that is not a ruse is how much the cast and crew of Rizzoli & Isles are loving the attention they’re getting from their lesbian viewers. Harmon, for one, is not playing innocent to the lesbian subtext that pops up regularly on the crime drama.Absolutely Angie: A fan site with news, photos, and commentary related to "Rizzoli & Isles" star Angie Harmon.
“I think that a lot of people are going to project on it what they want but I’m not saying we didn’t help,” said Harmon, in her Jane Rizzoli outfit of fitted blue dress shirt with tight, dark slacks and ankle-high boots. “We knew it was there in the first [episode] and it was absolutely no surprise to me. I think it’s fantastic and fun and awesome as long as everyone is good-natured about it. There are some people that got angry that we weren’t [gay] and we found ourselves on the defensive, like 'I’m sorry! We didn’t create these characters. We’re just acting what’s on the page.’ It’s not our fault. If anyone wants to take issue with this, call Tess [Gerritsen, author of the book series that Rizzoli & Isles is based on].”
Read the rest of the article HERE.