Q& A with Adam Ro­driguez CSI Mi­ami

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Television -

HE’S renowned for his work on CSI: Mi­ami 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 ap­pear­ance be­cause of the role. He tweeted: ‘‘ Sac­ri­fic­ing 4 my art. About to get full body wax. Ladies, I lit­er­ally feel ur pain. Ouch’’.

Q. You seem re­ally happy. Do you think you’ve been lucky, work­ing on shows that have been fun to be on? A.

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.

Q. The char­ac­ter you play on CSI . . . A.

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 bulls---- er. It’s a real gift and it re­minds me of me be­cause I am a good bulls---- er my­self.

Q. Was this trait at the fore­front of pro­duc­ers’ minds when you tested for the part? A.

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.

Q. How tough is it time- wise in TV, where you don’t have the time you’d have in film to per­fect a scene? A.

TV ver­sus film, you have to do it [ a scene] and move on. We, as ac­tors [ on TV], just have to be re­ally pre­pared.

Q. Can you be ob­jec­tive in as­sess­ing your work? A.

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.

DAR­REN DEV­LYN

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