A 22 year old Icelandic actress, Aníta Briem, has been chosen to join the cast of ABC’s mid-season new crime show “The Evidence”. The show, produced by John Wells, (ER, The West Wing, Third Watch) and directed by Gary Fleder (Blind Justice, Runaway Jury), is said to “put a fascinating twist on the standard police procedural”.
Aníta told Morgunbladid that the character she plays, Emily Stevens, is a British criminal pathologist and works in a lab in San Fransisco. “Initially the character was written for a 40 year old female, but like the producers said, they thought I was strange enough to make the character seem realistic, ” said Aníta. Aníta said she was not sure what the producers meant by “strange” but they probably meant that she was different from the average American. “The character is a big personality, eccentric and special; I must have been able to portray those qualities in the audition.”
According to a statement from ABC each episode of The Evidence will begin with all of the clues being revealed in a videotaped evidence log. “The show then flashes to the day the crime was committed and invites our viewers to play along with our heroes as they find each clue, determine its meaning, put the pieces of the puzzle together and figure out who done it.”
Aníta who lived and worked in London before being flown to Hollywood to audition for The Evidence, is currently in in Canada shooting the first episode.
“To tell you the truth things happen so fast that I am barely able to keep track of what is happening. I just hope it all goes well,” said Aníta.