Morena Baccarin — already a part of one of TV’s very best dramas, Homeland — is keeping quite busy during her hiatus from the Showtime hit. Tonight at 10/9, she’s reprising her role of mischievous matchmaker Erica Flynn on CBS’ The Mentalist, and then on March 4 she’ll pay a visit to The Good Wife to accuse Dylan Baker’s Colin Sweeney of, well, the impossible. And that’s not to mention the film she’s shooting next month, starring opposite director Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville).
TVLine spoke with the brunette stunner about her “intense” reunion with Patrick Jane and facing off against Lockhart Gardner, as well as tried to secure some top-secret Homeland Season 2 intel.
TVLINE | When we spoke during Homeland‘s first season, you hadn’t seen your new Mentalist script but speculated that Erica Flynn had perhaps dodged prison. It would seem you guessed wrong.
Yes, I did. [Laughs] I guess there was too much evidence. But you know she always finds her way out of these things. She always finds a way.
TVLINE | How long a stint is she serving?
A long time. I think 20-to-life? So she’s angling to get out for a few days so she can enjoy her last breath of real life and fresh air, in exchange for helping [CBI] catch a killer.
TVLINE | What sort of case is at hand, and what information does she claim to have?
A woman who works at a charitable foundation is murdered, and it turns out that she was a client of Erica’s matchmaking company, so Erica knows a lot about her and the men who were in her life at that time.
Watch a video sneak peek, then read on for much more:
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