"That's a fact." The episode finds the BAU tracking an unsub (Brad Dourif ) who's turning his victims into human marionettes and leaving their bodies contorted in all sorts of ways that have you stretching in sympathy."It rides the fine line of magic realism. "To me, the music is the wrapping paper on that world. [The song is] done all instrumental with a glockenspiel. "It's a little bit of a writing thing and a directorial thing, but it's something unlike you've ever seen on or on TV, so I'm really excited about that," he says.
"When you realize what Brad is doing, hopefully, the intention is, you'll be incredibly shocked and curious at the beauty."If nabbing Dourif — aka the voice of big-screen serial killer doll Chucky — as an unsub seems like a casting that's been a long time coming, that's because it is.
Gubler had met the Oscar nominee years ago and almost asked him to appear in his directorial debut in 2010. I have great confidence in myself as a director from my head, but acting, to me, is from my heart.
"I'd been saving him in my back pocket for years," he says. It's coming from emotion instead of rationale, so it is and it isn't hard to do both simultaneously."Especially with such a big story line.
As can be expected with such a highly anticipated hour, “Lauren” is an intense episode with even more action shots than the show normally has.
Gubler admits that he had to put up a bit of a fight to be the man with the reigns for this particular episode.
While making The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Gubler made a documentary titled Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal, a behind-the-scenes view of the making of the film, which was later included in The Criterion Collection DVD release.It stars an ensemble that Vangsness says is like one big family, including Moore, Paget Brewster, A. Cook, Thomas Gibson, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Joe Mantegna.It’s been such a hit that CBS did a short-lived spin off last year, couldn’t be duplicated.“That chemistry does not come every day,” says Vangsness. On other sets they say ‘Cut’ and everybody goes to their trailers. We’re all joking around and talking.” The relationships extend off the set as well.It’s safe to say that no one was happy when “Criminal Minds” bosses announced that series vet Paget Brewster‘s episode order would be significantly reduced in Season 6.Fans raged, and even Brewster herself was quite vocal about her displeasure with the decision.