I recently had the chance to talk to both stars of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. Angie Harmon, who plays Detective Jane Rizzoli, has been on television for years. You probably know her as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on Law & Order. She then starred in the lead role on the short-lived Women’s Murder Club.
Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. Growing up at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, the two remain strikingly different from one another in many ways. Jane, the only female detective in Boston’s homicide division, is a tough and gutsy cop who doesn’t let her guard down (except with Maura), dodges her overprotective mother and is better at basketball than her brother.
The show premieres tonight on TNT at 10/9c. Jump with me to read Angie’s interview! Continue reading