Jorja Fox, who plays Sara Sidle, is proud to be part of the planet’s favourite show
This week, the CSI team is spooked by a case that brings back memories of their murdered colleague, Warrick Brown. How does that store compare to the rest of this series?
This season is unique, because almost every episode impacts on one of the characters in a personal level. In an episode we shot recently, Sara’s ex-boyfriend comes to town, and she has to grapple with that. For her, there’s always a steady theme of love … or not! She’s married to someone she’s deeply in love with, but she doesn’t see him very much.
Of course, her husband is former colleague Gil Grissom. Were you showed when they ended up together?
Well, the bigger surprise for me was that I returned to the show! I came back in the eighth season, when Gil was leaving, to tell that storyline. I never imagined that I would be invited to return to the show, and of course, when I was asked, I couldn’t say no, because it’s been such an amazing ride. I knew that Gil and Sara were going to take off, but I didn’t know that Sara was ever going to come back.
How have fans reacted to events like Ted Danson joining the cast?
Well, the biggest compliment is that last year we were the most popular show in the world again. So I have to say a big thank you to all our overseas fans!
**You’ve also starred in The West Wing but your first big break came in ER. What was it like landing the role of Dr Maggie Doyle?
It was the first time that people were really going to see my work. So I was scared senseless. On the night I got the job, I honestly almost drove to Mexico, because I was so terrified. I nearly told them I didn’t want to do it. But it was a great honour for me to work with people who were so talented.