Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sasha Alexander: Criminals never far from her thoughts

To actress Sasha Alexander, confronting criminals is nothing new. After all, she plays the nerdy medical examiner, fighting crime with her tomboy partner, on the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles — returning tonight. And she appeared as an intrepid investigator during the first two years of NCIS. Alexander also managed a little crime busting in real life.

“When I was 19 years old, I ended up in two very dangerous situations in a month,” she said recently. “I was in a bank robbery, and I was held at gunpoint by some young gangsters.

“When this happened to me, I was incredibly strong and clear. I was almost defiant in the way that I dealt with the situation.“In the bank robbery, there was a woman in front of me as the men came in — who was an elderly woman — and I got so scared because he had a gun trained on her. So I stepped right in front of her, not even thinking.“Even my move could have made him do something. I didn’t think about it. So, after the fact, I went into a paralyzed state of shock.


Source: The Columbus Dispatch