Thursday, September 25, 2014

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - Gubler's Reid Stays a Step Ahead... - Interview by Las Vegas Review-Journal


He'd been shot before.

A couple of times, actually.

He'd also been infected with anthrax, forcibly addicted to the potent morphine derivative Dilaudid, and held hostage and assaulted by '90s heartthrobs Luke Perry and James Van Der Beek.

Dr. Spencer Reid had stared down death numerous times over the years. But something about the way he took a bullet in the neck in May from an Uzi-wielding, pimping preacher — or maybe it was an Uzi-wielding, preaching pimp — had many viewers convinced that the mussy-haired fan favorite was a goner.

Yet Las Vegas native Matthew Gray Gubler, who's kicking off his 10th season of playing Reid on “Criminal Minds” (9 p.m. Wednesday, KLAS-TV, Channel 8), was oblivious to the panic that was setting in across social media and fan sites.

“You know, I wasn't aware of it,” he admits. “I'm kind of, like, not so technologically savvy. So unless people say it to me in real life, I don't really hear anything at all.”

Gubler, 34, says he talks to his parents — attorney John Gubler and former Nevada GOP chairwoman Marilyn Gubler — “almost every day,” so they knew he wasn't about to be unemployed.

He also was spared the hassle of having to reassure concerned friends, because, he says, “I don't think a lot of my friends even know I'm on the show, to be honest.”

He's kidding.


Never much of a buzzy, water-cooler sensation, “Criminal Minds” still managed to finish the 2013-14 season as TV's...

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