Elisabeth Shue lands role as series regular on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


Replacement: Elisabeth Shue has landed a series regular role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Replacement: Elisabeth Shue has landed a series regular role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Leaving Las Vegas star Elisabeth Shue has landed a regular role on TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The 48-year-old actress will play a CSI who has recently completed anger management training.

According to Entertainment Weekly, her character will be introduced in an episode airing on February 15 next year, soon after the departure of series stalwart Marg Helgenberger.

Marg, 52, leaves the hit TV series in January after ten years playing Forensic Scientist Catherine Willows.

'While it’s difficult to say goodbye to a beloved character like Catherine Willows, it’s exciting to start a journey with a new CSI, especially when that character is played by Elisabeth Shue,' said executive producer Carol Mendelsohn in a statement.

'The new CSI also struggles with brutal honesty issues and suffers no fools,' she added.

'Elisabeth’s character will share a past, in another crime lab, with Ted Danson’s character [D.B. Russell],' added executive producer Don McGill.

'The first time things didn’t go so well between the two of them. Maybe the second time’s the charm, or not...'

Shue is an award winning actress who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas.

She is also known for her roles in Back to the Future Parts II and III and the Karate Kid.

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Marg announced her decision to leave the show back in August, in favour of doing more theatre work.

'I've been itching to get back on the stage, but it's been hard,' she said.

'The commitment on this show and then raising a son, who's now 20, a production assistant on CSI. He was nine when I started the show.

'That's one of the cute things about being on this show as long as you've been on,' she added.

'A lot of crew members' children who were all little kids at the time are now working on staff. That's what makes it even more of a family and even harder to leave.'

Acclaimed role: Elisabeth Shue was nominated for an Oscar for her part in 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas

Acclaimed role: Elisabeth Shue was nominated for an Oscar for her part in 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas



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