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BY DAR­REN DEV­LYN

HE’S renowned for his work on CSI: Mi­ami – strut­ting his stuff along­side ‘‘ orange roughie’’ David Caruso. But Adam Ro­driguez is also find­ing his wings as a big-screen ac­tor, hav­ing won roles in new Bat­man movie Dark Knight Rises and Magic Mike, the lat­ter based loosely on Chan­ning Ta­tum’s days as a male strip­per.

The word is Ro­driguez will show off his moves, and maybe more, as an ex­otic dancer in the movie.

Re­cent ram­blings on Twit­ter have re­vealed how much at­ten­tion he has had to give his phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance be­cause of the role. He has tweeted: ‘‘ Sac­ri­fic­ing 4 my art. About to get full body wax. Ladies, I lit­er­ally feel ur pain. Ouch’’. You seem re­ally happy. Do you think you’ve been lucky, work­ing on shows that have been fun to be on? Yeah. You can’t ever hope to get every­thing you want in terms of co-stars, crew, di­rec­tors, pro­duc­ers. It’s im­pos­si­ble be­cause there are too many egos in this busi­ness. But we (on CSI: Mi­ami ) have been ex­tremely lucky in com­ing to­gether in a good environment. I’m hon­estly not just say­ing that. I’d avoid the ques­tion if it was some­thing I wanted to keep quiet about. I know heaps of peo­ple on dif­fer­ent shows and I know hor­ror sto­ries that go on with dif­fer­ent sets. It’s un­for­tu­nate if you have to come to work ev­ery day and feel as if you’re in your own world be­cause you don’t want to speak to your costar, es­pe­cially if your co-star is some­body you work with all day long. That’s a night­mare. The char­ac­ter you play on CSI . . . The fun in play­ing a char­ac­ter like him (Eric Delko) is he’s so dif­fer­ent. There’s a re­al­ism. He may not know what he’s talk­ing about some­times but he’ll make you be­lieve he does. He’s a great bull-----er. It’s a real gift and it re­minds me of me be­cause I am a good bull-----er my­self. Was this char­ac­ter trait at the fore­front of pro­duc­ers’ minds when you tested for the part? I brought some­thing of my own to it, but they def­i­nitely wanted an atyp­i­cal de­tec­tive. They wanted a guy who thought dif­fer­ently, a Ko­jak with a soft heart. He’s not stuffy. How­tough is it time-wise in TV, where maybe you don’t have the time you’d have in film to per­fect a scene? TV ver­sus film, you have to do it (a scene) and move on. We, as ac­tors (on TV), just have to be re­ally pre­pared. Can you be ob­jec­tive in as­sess­ing the stan­dard of your work? It’s al­ways tricky when it comes to your­self. I’m the tough­est critic on the planet. I’m a very com­pet­i­tive per­son so I al­ways want to do bet­ter no mat­ter what. CSI: Mi­ami, Chan­nel 9, Mon­day, 9.30pm

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