It’s a new season of intimate glances, working out, helping each other out of each other’s clothes and, of course, bringing down a bad guy or two.
Yes, it’s a new season of Rizzoli & Isles on TNT.
As you’ll see in the opening moments of tonight’s season premiere, the girls are out jogging together in their shapely tights and looking fabulous as ever.
But what will we see in the new season? Who better to ask that Maura Isles herself – actress Sasha Alexander – who sat down with AfterEllen last month during the TNT Upfront presentation in New York City to talk about what she and co-star Angie Harmon are up to in Season 4.
AfterEllen: What are we going to see Maura this season?
The secrets between Hope and Paddy are compelling and I think there’s also some interesting things between Maura and Hope, too. She’s not who she thinks she is. And what’s interesting to me has been the idea that we’re all bonded through our parents even if we didn’t know them, adopted or whatever, but then to meet them and find out that maybe they’re not people you want to be friends with is interesting.
For Maura, that discovery of “I was kind of raised a certain way” but now they’re so far out of the box that even just morally, the compass is off for her. I think what it’s forced her to do is really dive into her dark side. We have an episode where Maura is actually a suspect in a murder and that was really a lot of fun to shoot. It something that turns out to be an innocent thing and she is set up but they really don’t know how to prove that it’s not her. She’s in jail. She’s stripped down and she’s beaten up! It’s bad!
AE: Are you actually in the orange prison outfit?
AE: I do love that you’ll be at a crime scene looking great in amazing dresses and heels! Is that you in real life, too?
AE: Will we see some more moments of closeness between Maura and Jane? We can’t get enough of those!
AE: And a big part of the show is the relationship between the two ladies. It’s a love story whether it’s in the scripts or if you and Angie just play up to it.
AE: And there’s my headline!
For both of us, it’s very important for us to maintain that. That’s why I think the jokey stuff plays into that. We don’t ever do anything and then go “Oh wow! I just did that to you!” But I will say that we sometimes go a little further than what’s in the script and sometimes our outtakes are pretty provocative!
Rizzoli and Isles airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on TNT.