Behind the Scenes with “CSI: Vegas’” Iconic Marg Helgenberger

Los Angeles, CA (November 30, 2023): Emmy Award-winning actor Marg Helgenberger takes listeners on an enthralling journey behind-the-scenes of “CSI: Vegas.” Helgenberger recounts her eye-opening experiences accompanying the LVPD on ride alongs and witnessing investigations unfold in real-time. She takes listeners on deep dives deep into her iconic role as Catherine Willows, her special bond with Steven Spielberg, and spills behind-the-scenes stories on her return to CSI. From heart-pounding moments on set to the intense preparation required to bring Catherine Willows back to life, Helgenberger’s insights give fans a front row seat to the beloved “CSI” franchise.

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Marg Helgenberger: 

On real life and “CSI”: “Recently, I got stopped by a motorcycle cop . . . I hand her my driver’s license, and we make eye contact . . . and she smiles and says, ‘I’m gonna let you go with a warning, you inspired me to become a cop.’ I was just so touched by the fact that she shared that with me; what an honor.”

On ride-alongs with the Las Vegas Police Department: “I got to go to crime scenes. I was scheduled to go to the coroner’s office…the coroner said to me, ‘you get an A plus. I’ve had some big, burly detectives in here who just [couldn’t handle it]’ –  I mean, it was intense.”

On keeping it real: “There were times when I felt there was a little bit too much exploitation of beautiful, young women who were ‘the victims’ on the show. And I voiced my opinion about it…it was way before MeToo; [I just wanted to] not focus so much on having these beautiful, young, skimpy-clothed victims…that was something that was important to me.”

Filming in a Vegas casino: “The one casino we shot in was the Golden Nugget. Up until 8:00pm, they would keep the music down. We had an area which was locked down, and they did have music that would pipe through but they did shut that off. [But] as soon as 8:00pm [hit], bam, the music. And then you’re screwed, and you know you’re going to be like in the ADR stage just re-recording your lines.”

On Steven Spielberg: “The first time I met him [was] before I got cast [in his film Always]…  he had watched ‘China Beach.’ And the first thing out of his mouth was, ‘I’m a big fan of yours,’ which is so – oh my god, what a generous kind thing to say! And, every time I bumped into him – actually, our kids went to the same preschool way back in the early 90s…I see him here and there, and he’s just so sweet…a lovely guy, just incredible.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at

Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency, “Luke Cage”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit

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