Laurence Fishburne is calling it quits on CSI. He will not be returning to the lineup in the fall. No surprise to the show’s producers. Laurence is an accomplished film actor, producer, director, and writer. They have known Laurence did not plan for a long tenure in TV land.
I love Laurence’s acting, but will confess I adore William Peterson’s Gil Grissom. The show hasn’t been the same for me since William Peterson and Gary Dourdan left CSI Las Vegas. No fault of LF. My SO actually enjoyed watching him on CSI. For me, I can’t think of anyone who can replace Gil Grissom.
Watch for LF’s upcoming movie, Contagion. He is part of a star-filled cast that includes Matt Damon as the lead. Contagion is scheduled for release in October 2011.
And speaking of…
A couple weeks back, Gary Dourdan was arrested for possession of various illegal drugs. The arrest came about when he hit two parked cars.
Sigh. I want to feel bad for him. He had such a promising career on CSI. Part of a well honed assembly cast and the chemistry between them made CSI awesome back in the day.
Whatever his problem, drugs is obvious not the answer. He should leave Tinsel Town. Move to Tibet. Move to a mountain. Anywhere other than Hollywood and LA. Seek help and get clean for good. Stop wasting potential talent.