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26 July 2016

Angie Harmon on Saying Goodbye to Rizzoli & Isles, Directing the 100th Episode, Sasha Alexander and More

ImageYou may not have noticed that in last week’s episode, we saw less of Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) than usual. The reason for that was twofold. No. 1, it was to give the star of Rizzoli & Isles time to prepare because she directed this week’s 100th episode of the TNT series, which is in its final season.

The second reason was to set up a surprise that you won’t see coming that happens at the end of tonight’s episode — 2M7258-100 – in which Jane goes undercover in a county jail to draw out the killer of a brutal murder.


“I’ve grown up on the show,” Harmon tells Parade.com in this exclusive interview. “Jane Rizzoli is just an intricate and important part of my life. I don’t know that I’m going to be able to just say good-bye to her. I’m hoping that a part of her hangs around in my personality for the rest of my life.”

Also in this interview, Harmon talks about working with Sasha Alexander, Lorraine Bracco, Bruce McGill and Jordan Bridges; how Bracco has truly become like a second mother to her; how having Sharon Gless as a guest star for the 100th episode meant so much because Cagney & Lacey was a precursor to Rizzoli and Isles, and what she plans to do next.

What’s the mood on the set like when it’s coming to an end?

Well, this week we were more celebrating because it was the 100th episode. Being able to direct that was such an honor, and I just feel so special, so lucky and so blessed. To be honest, I feel very believed in. The fact that they gave me No. 100 … I was going, “Are you sure?” They were like, “Yes. Absolutely.” When we just finished, there were lots of tears just simply because my crew was excited for me and we really did have a blast.

This is my second family and we’ve all been through a lot. I think people are just trying to not think about it. We’re just trying to stay pleasant and be in whatever moment we’re in. When I’m exhausted and I think there is no way that I can put one foot in front of the other, I just think, “You do this as some of the last moments that you’re going to get to experience Jane Rizzoli,” and then all of a sudden, then I’m fine again and I can keep going.

­What are you like as a director?

I have fun with my crew and cast, but to be on the other side of it … I’ve been told I’m a very excited and supportive director, so I have a tendency to run from the monitors screaming and yelling and hugging. I realize that that’s not the norm, so it just became this thing. They were like, “Okay. Here she comes. Here she comes,” and I was running in the room and hugging everyone. It’s a very, very special thing.

Was it hard to direct yourself?

No. No. Not at all. We had playback, but it was just one of those things where I needed to make sure that technically the shot was what I was looking for. I don’t need to watch the other actors if I’m in the scene with them because I’m in the scene with them. I see what they’re doing. I don’t need to see it.

But, apparently, I have a flair for the sweeping crane shots and the 360 and that has become, “This is a statement Harmon shot.” Those are cool shots in my opinion, so I’m pretty excited about it.

What can you say about the 100th episode?

I met Sharon Gless probably a month or so ago, and she actually approached me. We were at Craig’s restaurant and everybody was having dinner and a great time and the place is full of legends, and this beautiful woman comes up to me and she’s like, “You know, I’m such a fan of yours.” And all I could think was, “Who is this woman with this amazing hair?” because she has this genius haircut that swoops back and then it’s like spikes everywhere but she’s super feminine and gorgeous. She’s strong. She’s tough. She can throw back a martini, and I’m looking at this woman thinking, “Why do I know this woman?”

She had these really fantastic, rose-colored glasses on and all of a sudden I realized, “It’s Sharon Gless,” and I just lost my mind. I literally just started stuttering and stammering. I said, “You have to realize. You paved this street that I walk on.” Because of Cagney & Lacey and those women in those roles, that’s the reason that Rizzoli & Isles is successful.

I was like, “The 100th episode is coming up. Would you want to be in it?” And she was like, “Oh. Sure. Of course.”

One of the things that makes Rizzoli & Isles so special is the relationship between Jane and Maura. What’s it like working with Sasha now in the seventh season.

I think it’s very seamless. Sasha knows that I’m probably going to throw in a couple of things and go off book, and she’s ready to roll with me. That’s what makes the friendship onscreen. We have a different writer each week, and our writers are great, but you often find yourself as an actor acting to their voice as opposed to them writing to ours. There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s what puts a different spin on it every week. Sasha’s very by the script. She’s a studious actor, and I just come in like a hurricane and go, “This, this, this and this.” But now, she can roll with me.

We laugh and we find things during the scenes. I’m not one of those actors that likes to rehearse and rehearse and rehearse and rehearse. I want the organic moments, the spontaneous moments to happen on film. That’s what makes it lifelike. When you’re having a conversation with your friend, you don’t have it over and over and over again just to come up with a joke or land a punchline.

And the rest of the cast?

We’ve all become that way. Jordan is hilarious. Jordan will do 50 takes. He has become like my little brother. All I do is just tease him and give him hell.

We’ve all become very, very close in our roles and Lorraine is like my mom. I call her Mom. We go to restaurants and I’m like, “Ma, what do you want today?” and she just starts cracking up laughing, or I text her, “Ma, the girls are coming in town. When can you have dinner?” And they think of her as a surrogate matriarch.” We’ve become very, very close.

I’ve known Bruce most of my life. I think it’ll be the hardest for probably Lorraine, Bruce and me, because Lorraine has her two daughters and I have three daughters, and she has become my TV mom. She’s helped me through a lot of things and you get scared. You think like, “Oh, my gosh. What if I never talk to you again?” Which, of course, you will.

And Bruce and I … I guess the show business gods keep bringing us back together, and I’m so thankful for it. I’ve learned so much from him. He says he’s learned a lot from me. I think he’s just being polite. I adore him.

Will fans of the series be happy with the way it ends?

I think the audience is going to be very satisfied with where all of these characters end up. We’ve had [author] Tess [Gerritsen] do an appearance on the show. She’s very pleased and that’s such an honor. And [executive producer] Jan Nash is just one of the kindest and most incredibly gifted and funniest people in this business. Other people come here and they say it’s the greatest set that they’ve worked on. That’s a huge compliment.

Any thought to what you’d like to do after Rizzoli?

I have a movie that I’d like to direct, and I would certainly like to take some time off and spend it with my kids. My youngest is seven years old. All she knows is Rizzoli & Isles, and she’s always been on the other side of the country.

When we first signed on to do this show, we were only shooting eight episodes, so it was like the dream job. We were shooting from the beginning of June to the end of August, so I could live in North Carolina and be mom, and then we’d all come out as a family for the summer when mommy had to shoot and they got to hang out with their friends . We never thought that it would turn into such a huge success and I’d be flying back and forth nine months out of the year.

So I certainly get the: “How could you leave your children?” I didn’t leave my children. It’s one of those things where I was under contract. It’s just as hard for me to be away from them as it is for them to be away from me. So, for example, I take the Red Eye tonight. I get there tomorrow. I will be there for less than 36 hours, but it’s just what you do.

I’m a single mom. I’ve got to keep working, but I would definitely love to work with my little girls close to me. I’m just going to see what God’s got in store. I’ve gotten a lot of offers and, obviously, that’s flattering. I would love to do a comedy. I would love to do a super, super dark serious drama. We’ll see. It’s a very exciting time.





26 July 2016

Rizzoli & Isles 100th episode: Angie Harmon describes long-awaited directorial debut

ImageTonight is a big night on Rizzoli & Isles. It’s not just the 100th episode or the beginning of the homestretch to the series finale, or even the arrival of guest star Sharon Gless, a.k.a. Cagney of Cagney & Lacey. It’s also star Angie Harmon’s directorial debut.

Harmon, who has been a procedural queen on television since she first arrived on Law & Order in 1998, was filled with excitement as she talked about the opportunity and described her hug-filled directorial style.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why step behind the camera now?
ANGIE HARMON: It was just presented to me, and who passes that opportunity up? It just would’ve been really stupid on my part. When they offered it to me, I was so honored and in such disbelief. At first, I thought I’d totally misunderstood them.

Had you expressed interest in doing that before?
Always, but my schedule never really permitted it. It just was never right. It never worked out. It was always sweet — they were always asking and offering, and it just never really worked. And then when they offered the 100th, it was like, “We’ll make it work. We’ll do whatever we can.” It was just so humbling and such an honor for me. I jumped at the chance. Leapt.

Was there any part of you that was like, “Man, the 100th, that’s a lot of pressure for my first time out?”
Absolutely. A 100th episode is such an accomplishment for a show these days, and I wanted it to be a special episode just because of what it is. And, from the feedback I’ve gotten from TNT, from Warner Bros., from our producers, from everyone, it looks like the 100th episode. It looks special. I mean, granted, they could just be saying that to me but I’m hoping they’re not. It was just such a wonderful, fun process. I loved it immensely.

How did your castmates react to seeing you behind the camera?
I’m a very vocal and emotional director, I guess you could say. Like, at one point, I guess they just took my chair away because I can’t sit down and I jump around and I come running out from behind video village and screaming and yelling and hootin’ and hollerin’, and I run up and I hug ‘em and I kiss ‘em. From what I understand, I’m a very excited… They may have liked it, they may have hated it. I don’t know. I think I frightened some people. I’m sure. But I just know when you get that shot and all that magic comes together, it’s so uplifting and so magical and I just, I can’t keep it in. It just all comes out and I come runnin’. It’s so funny to see the look on their faces at first: It’s just sheer horror.

Are you looking to do more directing once the show wraps?

What is happening in this episode?
We kind of think the crime is one thing and then we discover that it’s something else and Jane’s gotta go undercover in a prison to get to the bottom of it. And I have a very, very, very special guest star [Gless], who it was just my honor to work with and then to direct was just the icing on the cake. And she was so incredible and she was so complimentary and kind and I just love her and adore her. That’s just kind of it, and then, you know, they solve the case.

I think one of the great things about this episode is everyone is sort of helping somebody else. I love that. We kind of go back to the pilot, we kind of get a little dark, but also everyone is making that transition into helping somebody else in a magnanimous way.

What does the episode title, “2M7258-100,” mean? Other than the “100,” obviously.
That is Jane’s prison number.





26 July 2016

Rizzoli & Isles' Angie Harmon on Jane's "Big Change" in the 100th Episode

ImageRizzoli & Isles is hitting triple digits with Angie Harmon pulling double duty.

The actress, who plays Jane Rizzoli on the drama, helmed Monday's 100th episode (9/8c, TNT), nearly five years after she was first supposed to step behind the camera.

"I was supposed to start directing in Season 2 and because of my schedule, it never worked out. I was just a little trepidatious because it was the 100th episode," Harmon tells TVGuide.com. "I found it to be very easy. The only thing I was worried about was being in the scenes and that was the easiest part. ... The cast and crew are fantastic and supportive. That was the only pressure that I felt -- it was the 100th episode and I wanted it to be special and I wanted it to look different."

Not only is the show turning 100, but the milestone comes during its final season - there are five episodes left after this one - and serves as, according to showrunner Jan Nash, a "linchpin" for the remainder of the series. "The nature of the case challenges Jane in a way that sets up some of the stuff at the end of the season," she previously told TVGuide.com.

The hour finds Jane going undercover at a women's prison - tats and all - to suss out the murderer of two bikers. There, she meets an inmate played by Cagney herself, Sharon Gless. "It was so, so fun to act with her and such an honor," Harmon says. "I met her and she was such a staple in the strong law enforcement, powerful characters that women play on television now. She basically paved the way for the fact that I have a job and all of these women who are playing law enforcement officers. She started it."

Gless' character is not a suspect in the crime, but she is instrumental in steering Jane in a new direction once she closes the case. Nash had set out to challenge Jane's and Maura's (Sasha Alexander) "superpowers" this season, Maura's being her brain and Jane's being her prowess as a cop. The case does not land Jane in any life-or-death peril (again), but being a cop is all she's known in her adult life. The seeds for change were already planted last week, when Jane delivered a lecture at Quantico. With Maura recovering from surgery for her subdural hematoma and now writing a book, Jane "sees everyone around her changing and she's starting to embrace those changes as well, even though they're difficult, as they are for all of us," Harmon says.

"I know what Jan really wanted to be translated was how everyone was helping somebody else," she continues. "That whole experience does change Jane's life. It sort of opens her mind and shows her that there are other opportunities and there are chances and these moments that come in all of our lives, and you either take them or watch them pass you by. It was fun watching her be courageous."

And it isn't just all talk on Jane's part. She does take a baby step by the end of the episode that will set up her ultimate ending.

"It starts in that episode. It seems small, but it's a big change. I think it's easy to make changes when you're miserable. But if you're happy and comfortable and 'fine' with your current situation, it's difficult to branch out or to look over and see what else is out there and change it," Harmon says. "I can't speak for other people, but I know I am pleased with where Jane goes and who she has become [by the finale]. I'm totally happy with it."




23 July 2016

Rizzoli & Isles Hits 100 Episodes While Planning a Series Finale

ImageTNT's "Rizzoli & Isles" hits the 100-episode mark with its July 25 episode, the first of two milestones this year as the cable hit prepares to end its seven-season run on Sept. 5.




The 100th episode, directed by series star Angie Harmon, follows Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli (Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) during the investigation of a murder at a biker bar. In a nod to the series reaching 100 episodes, showrunner Jan Nash says it will use the official Warner Bros. production number, 2M7258-100, as both the title and a prisoner number within the segment.

"As we [planned] the final season of the show, we had watched the pilot again, and we did give some thought to doing something that isn't exactly like the pilot but had some of the same tone of the pilot, which was a much darker version of the show than had existed for much of the show's history," Nash says. "So it is darker, with deeper themes in it, and it serves as a launching pad for the end of the season. At the end of it you'll see something that we follow for the [remaining] five episodes."

Despite directing the episode, Harmon's Jane Rizzoli is featured prominently -— Nash says Harmon had a lighter acting load in the previous episode to give her more prep time for directing the 100th. Co-star Alexander also directed an episode in the seventh season.

"I was very excited, but my biggest concern was that it didn’t look like all our other episodes," Harmon says. "Achieving 100 episodes, especially nowadays, is an accomplishment. Today you're lucky if you can get 100 minutes into a series."

Warner Bros. Television Group president Peter Roth echoed Harmon's sentiment. "Reaching the coveted 100-episode milestone is a remarkable achievement for any series," he says, "Accomplishing that feat in the basic cable universe, wherein the order patterns are considerably less, is even more significant."

And while the show, based on the novels by Tess Gerritsen, hasn't switched up the format much over 100 episodes, its characters have evolved. Alexander says she was surprised when, in the first episode after the pilot, Maura was on a date and started to obsess over her date's dry hands. "She starts to diagnose what the possible diseases could be," Alexander says. "I remember asking [then showrunner] Janet Tamaro if [Maura] had Asperger's. The fact that this woman would totally fall out of line with the norm - which would be to just enjoy your date with a handsome man who's flirting with you - and instead she breaks the moment with scientific randomness. I will really miss playing Maura because she has such a funny, curious disposition."

For Harmon, Jane's softer side came as a welcome surprise. "As big, tough, ballsy and fearless and courageous ... as Jane is, when it comes to men she blushes and gets coy and tucks her chin in," Harmon says. "Love excites her, and I don't think when we first met Jane she wanted any part of that. As those walls started to crack and her heart started to be exposed, she was giddy when it came to love and she still is."

Executive producer Bill Haber says the show's legacy will be the friendship between its lead characters, which was also what convinced Nash to accept the offer to be the series' showrunner in season five. "That relationship existing at the center of the show was not something you see a lot of in television drama," Nash says. "You see it in comedies, but not a lot of dramas have a strong female friendship as one of their central elements."

Alexander says the showrunner shift from Tamaro to Nash did change "Rizzoli & Isles." "Janet was the voice of the show and when the showrunner leaves and a new person comes in with a new perspective - they can’t imitate what's been done, it wouldn't be fair to their own creative process - naturally they'll write to their own strengths and what they prefer," she says. "Jan has done a lovely job, but it has been a different show. Just like any company, you change ownership and the company changes."

While Alexander notes recent seasons have been more procedural-based, Harmon says friendship has always been the third character on the series and compares the women’s bond to the role New York City played on "Law & Order" and "Sex and the City." "That was hugely important to me because I wanted to put it out there to women and girls and teenagers that women can be for women," Harmon says. "We've managed to keep that going for seven years."

As for the timing of the show's exit, cast and crew have mixed feelings. "I accept that's what's going to happen, but it's terribly sad," Nash says. "This is the nicest place I’ve ever worked."

Alexander says "Rizzoli & Isles" could continue, but she feels like seven seasons is a good number on which to exit. "Personally, it's bittersweet," she says. "I'm ready to move on, but I also loved doing it."

Nash says producers anticipated that season seven might be the end of the line for the series even before TNT president Kevin Reilly announced the show's cancellation during the January Television Critics Assn. winter press tour. "So many series are high-profile, but nobody watches," says Haber. "I love [that] this was something that was successful - 6 million people still watch it."

As they near the finish line, Nash says producers will bring back several characters from the show's past, including a guest turn by Sharon Lawrence as Maura's biological mother. "We tried to figure out what would be a satisfying way for all of these characters to move into that moment of black frame that is what happens after the show ends," Nash says. "This is not just the audience saying goodbye to the characters, it's the characters and the actors saying goodbye to the audience and the experience of making this show."

Both Harmon and Alexander say they're pleased with where the series leaves their characters. "It's going to be a really good send-off," Alexander says. "It's quite emotional, but I do like where they've taken Maura this year. Jan has done a lovely job of giving us human obstacles to get through that remind us why we love ['Rizzoli & Isles'] and I’m very happy with where they've gone."

Nash says she's confident viewers will have a reaction to the show's finale. "I have no illusion everybody will find the conclusion we have [is] the right conclusion, and all that shows is how much they love the show," Nash says. "If people vigorously disagree with what we've done then that means they were invested in something."




23 July 2016

Rizzoli & Isles Stars Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon's Favorite Moments

ImageFor the stars of "Rizzoli & isles," their favorite moments mix the silly and the significant.

Sasha Alexander recalls the scene at the end of season two when Jane shot Maura's biological father. "I remember the creator of the show, Janet Tamaro, was fighting for that. The network didn't believe the fans would want to see [Rizzoli and Isles] fight, but I remember her saying, 'This will deepen their friendship,'" Alexander says. "It was an extremely dramatic moment but it gave us a place to go."

The more comedic moments also stick out. "I remember one where Jane was preparing Maura to go undercover and Maura was so excited she was like a kid coming out of her skin," Alexander says. "And all the while Jane's trying to calm her down and get the mic on her."

Harmon says she enjoyed the season seven premiere where she spent a night cavorting in a Vivienne Westwood dress: "I was barefoot on the Paramount lot being a badass and shooting guns and that’s my thing."

Harmon also cited the episode where the show laid to rest Barry Frost, following the suicide of actor Lee Thompson Young. "This is the first time I've spoken about it, but it was my favorite one because of the kindness that was shown to us as a show and cast and a family," Harmon says. "And it was right for the fans. They needed that kind of closure and we needed to be respectful to his family."

Jane Rizzoli eulogized Frost, but it was clear Harmon was also mourning the loss of Young. "It was very difficult to shoot; we were living it," she says. "The fact they let us give him the proper send-off was such a blessing from TNT and Warner Bros. Horrible as it was, it really kept my faith in the people in my industry."




23 July 2016

Angie Harmon Talks Rizzoli & Isles 100th Episode

ImageIn Monday's episode of TNT cop drama, Rizzoli & Isles, it's not only the series' 100th episode, but Angie Harmon is pulling double duty as the ep's star and director. In the episode titled, "2M7258-100," Jane goes undercover in the county jail to help solve a double murder. When I spoke to Harmon, she was prepping for the episode and she revealed, "I'm excited to be in the thick of it but also be watching it from the other side of the camera and directing. That's exciting for me."

When we chatted, Harmon was headed to scout a location to be used as the women's prison, and revealed that she wasn't nervous at the task of directing the milestone episode, saying, "I have huge faith in he actors and the crew. I'm of the belief that you let people do their jobs. I don't need to micromanage; I don't need to control everything. Everyone around me is hugely talented, if not overly talented for the position that they’re in. I mean, I am a little - it’s trepidation - this is my first time doing episodic television. It's more like, how am I going to make the morgue look interesting? What's the one and only shot that we haven’t done in 7 years? That's the kind of stuff that you want to be new and unique."

And to give us a new an unique side of Jane, our gorgeous girl gets tatted up. I've gotta admit, even though I'm not a tattoo person, the big ink (courtesy of Maura), is pretty sweet. But when Mama Rizz finds out that her baby is channeling a biker babe and heading into the clink, she doesn’t like it. Not one bit.

And after watching this episode, all I've got to say is "damn, Jane is a badass." This episode has some nice physical moments for Jane's character. And Angie gets to spend a little time out of her usual "Jane uniform;" by filming a few scenes in a prison uniform and a tight, white tank top. Ditching Jane's duds is one thing that Harmon is looking forward to at the series’ conclusion. "The only thing I've worn for 7 years is a sensible pants suit," she told me before adding, "I took a picture of Jane's wardrobe the other day and it was just 90 t-shirts in a rainbow array. That was it!"


Other tidbits from Episode 100...

Maura is working on a book, which makes me feel like I've slipped into The Matrix. A character in a TV show, based on a book, writing a book? Do you think the series could end with a shot of Maura and Jane on the set of a TV show, based on Maura's book? That would be freaking fantastic! An attack on Frankie leaves Nina rattled. It opens up an interesting conversation about the fears that police officers have about accidentally shooting a suspect. In moments of extreme tension, a split-section reaction can have deadly repercussions. Make sure your DVR records the entire episode, that’s all I’m gonna say.To paraphrase Korsak in the episode, it’s "a pretty fine episode for the good guys." With only a few episodes left, have R&I fans started imagining how the series will end on Sept. 5? How do you think the series should end?




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22 July 2016

Angie attends Marc Jacobs Celebrates Divine Decadence event











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16 July 2016

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12 July 2016

Rizzoli & Isles: EP Jan Nash Previews Ep 100, The Finale & More

ImageA new episode of Rizzoli & Isles titled “There Be Ghosts” airs tonight (July 11) at 9PM on TNT, and two weeks later, the series hits 100 episodes in a special milestone story that is directed by “Jane Rizzoli” herself, Angie Harmon.

At a recent event celebrating the milestone, we spoke with Executive Producer Jan Nash about all that’s coming up, including tonight’s show, in which Jane and Maura must unravel an old ghost story in order to solve a double murder at a hospital, and Angela convinces Frankie to stop avoiding Kent and accept his invitation to a concert.

“It’s a super fun ghost story kind of episode,” Nash told us about tonight’s new installment… and there’s a special guest. “Tess Gerritsen, the author of the original Rizzoli & Isles novels, actually does appear in the episode,” she teased. The novels that inspired the show have led to what has now been seven seasons of the highly-rated TNT series, and Nash said it has been “incredibly satisfying” to play in that sandbox.

“It’s always wonderful in television to write for fully fleshed out characters, so we all feel really lucky that we’ve had an opportunity to write for characters that were so fully formed and have such strong attitudes,” she told us.

Looking further into the future, the series’ 100th episode on July 25 features TV icon Sharon Gless (Cagney and Lacey), who became a part of Rizzoli’s 100th after a chance encounter at a Los Angeles eatery.

“Angie saw her at a restaurant,” Nash recalled. “She sent me a text with a picture saying ‘Look who I saw!’ Apparently when they were at dinner, Angie said ‘will you be in our 100th episode?’ and Sharon said ‘sure!'”

“We came up with an arc for her in the episode, we told her what it was, and she was kind enough to jump on board, and she was fantastic,” she enthused. As Cagney and Lacey paved the way for strong women on television, it’s not surprising that the series has come up among the production team before. “We talked a lot about what it would be like to actually do something that evoked Cagney and Lacey more directly, in a joking way more than in a concrete way, and the fact that we actually did it, I think, is actually kind of amazing,” she said.

“The 100th episode is really exciting,” she continued. “I think tonally, it sort of evokes the pilot. Some wonderful performances. It’s a very exciting episode of television. Angie did a wonderful job directing it. It’s terrific.”

Was it a challenge or was it a joy to have to wrap up the character’s story arcs as they go into the final episodes? “Yes,” she said. “It was both a challenge and a joy. I think as sad as we are that it’s ending, if it is going to end, we’re glad that we get to end it in a way that allows us to take the characters to a place where we would like to leave them. We feel very fortunate that we’ve gotten that opportunity, but again, it is very sad. We started shooting the final episode last week. It’s been very emotional.” As for what fans can expect? “Laughter and tears,” she promised.




10 July 2016

Rizzoli & Isles 100th Episode Wrap Party




The party was held at Cicada Restaurant and Club with most of the cast attending.

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