Eric Winter Rizzoli & Isles interview

Eric Winter (ex-Rex, DAYS) appeared on TNT’s RIZZOLI & ISLES last night, and the actor, who is filming Lifetime’s upcoming series, THE WITCHES OF EAST END, would love to return. “Hopefully I can come back next season,” Winter says. “They had to stop my recurring [role] this season because I booked [WITCHES]. I was supposed to be in the last two, including the season finale, and then I got this gig so they reshaped the story. I don’t know what they reshaped, but we have talked and ideally I’ll be back about next season.” Winter enjoyed working with Sasha Alexander (Maura Isles). “I came on as a bomb technician who sparks a quirky, flirty relationship with Maura. We hit it off over a case. It’s a fun dynamic, not in the obvious right-off-the-bat attraction, but it’s on a deeper, funny level that we start to say, ‘Hey, this could be interesting.’ ” Tune into TNT for repeats of the episode this week. WITCHES OF EAST END premieres Octobe 6.


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@EricWinter1 and Rizzoli & Isles

Q: I was glad to read in your column a couple of weeks ago that Eric Winter will be guest starring on “Rizzoli and Isles,” one of my favorite shows. Can you tell me what else he’s up to? — Pam B., New Orleans

A: The handsome actor, who played the duplicitous FBI agent Craig O’Laughlin on CBS’s “The Mentalist,” has a couple of projects in the pipeline. According to Eric, right now he is having a blast working on the set of “Rizzoli and Isles,” calling Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon two of the best ladies in the business.

“I am so happy to be a part of this show,” he told me. “It’s a huge hit on TNT, and it’s such a great cast. I love the dynamic between my character (BT) and Maura. I really hope the fans enjoy it!”

Eric also co-stars with Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe in the PlayStation 3 videogame, “Beyond: Two Souls,” which will be released Oct. 8. For all you nongamers out there, this game is a pretty big deal, with a storyline rivaling a big-screen movie. It will contain extended scenes, bonus scenes and features, and a bunch of other cool stuff for excited “Beyond” fans.



“Eric Winter is a potential Maura love interest.”

Sasha Alexander


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