Blindspot Boss, Jaimie Alexander Talk 'Crazy' Times Square Shoot, Scary Ink

Considering the seven hours it takes Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander to have her tattoos applied before filming, you might be surprised to hear that she actually requests more scenes that show off her ink.

“When I signed on… I said, ‘Look, if I’m going to do this, I’m totally comfortable with doing the tattoos as many times as we need to,” the actress recalled to Michael Ausiello in our Comic-Con interview suite. “And I’ve got to be honest, I really dig walking into a coffee shop with those things on. People just get out of the way.”

The freshman NBC drama — which premieres Monday, Sept. 21 at 10/9c — centers on “Jane Doe,” a mysterious amnesiac who emerges from a duffel bag in Times Square completely naked and covered in said tattoos, including one that bears the name of FBI Agent Kurt Weller (Strike Back‘s Sullivan Stapleton).

Alexander and executive producer Martin Gero also shared the details of filming that “iconic” opening scene in New York City, as well as the number of mysteries that will be solved by the end of Season 1.

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