I had a crush on Sasha Alexander over a decade ago, when she portrayed Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek. It's okay. She already knows. I told her on the phone yesterday.
"Ah, you liked Pacey's sister," the actress laughed.
Alexander has come a long way since then (and so have I: hi honey!), as she currently anchors Rizzoli & Isles with Angie Harmon. The TNT hit returns with season two on July 11.
What can fans expect on the premiere?"It picks up a few months after Jane's shooting," Alexander said. "She's been recovering, she's going back to work and we pick up from there."
Citing "family drama" as a major theme for the season ahead, the star previewed the appearance of Jane's younger brother, played by Colin Egglesfield.
"He forms an interesting bond with Maura," Alexander teased, adding: "We also meet Maura's mom (Jacqueline Bisset), her adoptive mom. And we learn a lot about her upbringing... there's a lot of mother/daughter bonding. Her hitman father also comes back for some trouble."
One area in which Maura has no trouble? Attracting men.
"She'll have a lot of love interests this season," the actress said. "A lot! They'll come in all colors and flavors. It's like a popsicle box!"
Phew. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.
Rizzoli and Isles premieres its second season on July 11. TV Fanatic will cover every episode in depth!