'Prime Suspect' premiere: Maria Bello 'hadn't read a woman like this on television before'


"Prime Suspect" is the newest cop drama on TV, joining NBC's Thursday night schedule on Sept. 22. It's based on the U.K. version starring Helen Mirren, with Maria Bello stepping into the shoes of Det. Jane Timoney in New York City. Bello and executive producer Alex Cunningham spoke with the press about the show so far, particularly what attracted Bello to the role."It was such incredible writing. I hadn't read a woman like this on television before," says Bello. "I think Jane is strategic about being manipulative. Every suspect she talks to she is psychologically trying to find the in that would work with them to get the information with them.""I think the key thing about Jane is she's a storyteller and an actor," adds Cunningham. "She's going to put herself in any situation and decide in the moment what is the way to get to this person, in a way she can't in her...



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