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Tuesday 27 January 2015

CSI star grossed out by TV blood

Elisabeth Harnois plays crime scene investigator Morgan Brody in CSI
Elisabeth Harnois plays crime scene investigator Morgan Brody in CSI

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actress Elisabeth Harnois has revealed she is often shocked by the blood on set.

The 33-year-old, who plays crime scene investigator Morgan Brody on the crime procedural show, admitted the amount of blood around often grosses her out because it reveals so much.

"Absolutely. Are you kidding? Yes, especially since Elisabeth Shue has been brought in. Her character is a blood spatter specialist so there's a lot of blood in this last season since she's been around," she said.

"Blood doesn't bother me but when you see it so specifically telling the story, the blood becomes a narrative. It becomes like script in a way. It's a very fascinating thing, but very disgusting at times and it gives us honest reactions."

She added: "The stuff that Matthew Mungle, our highly respected and Oscar-nominated special effects make-up artist, and his partner Clinton Wayne creates is more real sometimes than what dead bodies actually look like. I went to the morgue and was a part of autopsies to prepare for this role, and the stuff that we do is sometimes more real to the eye than what is real."

The 13th season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation continues on Tuesday nights on Channel 5.

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