Poppy Montgomery plays Samantha Spade, a key member of the missing persons unit. It's a part, she tells The Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm, she plays a script at a time.
She says, "I'll be reading a script and saying, 'Wow, my character had an affair with Anthony (LaPa and my mother died when I was 3. Who knew?' I play it script to script. I really have no clue."
The sexual undercurrent between Montgomery's and LaPaglia's characters is great to play, she notes. "It's good to play it because it's a procedural show. I think the story lines are really the star of the show in a lot of ways because we're following these other people's stories. So we try to find fun things and the writers try to find fun things for us to play without really sort of beating it over the head."
On a personal level, she says it is great to work with LaPaglia, a fellow Australian actor. "He's wonderful," Montgomery says, "He set up such a great tone on the set. It's like a big family. It really is. And it comes from Anthony starting that feeling, you know, because he's sort of the leader of the pack. And he's very committed to it being that way. You know, a happy, fun place for us to work."
Other projects for Montgomery are "Raising Waylon" also on CBS and the romantic comedy, "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover."
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