EW’S 2001 IT LIST
As ”CSI”’s stripper turned forensic scientist, Helgenberger proves you can be steely, sexy, and smart even when scraping dried blood samples off the floor.
CLOSEST BRUSH WITH CAREER IMMOLATION
”Speaking my mind to a reporter about a Jerry Bruckheimer film I was in a few years ago [‘Bad Boys’] and then needing his approval for ‘CSI’ [he’s an exec producer]. Thank God he’s a forgiving man.”
”Having to sit through ‘Species II.”’
”To relax and let the game come to me.”
”James Dean, Chrissie Hynde, Gena Rowlands, Edward Hopper, Steve Earle, and Dr. Seuss.”
A few months off before snapping on the prophylactics for ”CSI” season 2.