Many of you may recognize Lauren German, star of the new NBC series “Chicago Fire,” from the time she spent on “Hawaii Five-O” playing Lori Weston. Her departure from that CBS crime drama was almost as surprising as her being invited to stay past the original four-episode arc for which she was originally hired.
“They decided to bring me on as the next detective. I don’t know anything about the weird politics that went on but I think there were lot of women who didn’t like my character,” German says.
It looked like her character was being added as a potential love interest for series star Alex O’Loughlin. That made some viewers a little jealous.
The actress loved being on the show and remains close friends with the cast. German would reprise her role if asked. If things go well for German’s new series, there won’t be time to head back to the islands to be on the CBS show.
“But, if ‘Five-O’ is still on when this show ends, I would hope they would have me come back,” German says.
Others of you may recognize German for a couple of horror films she made. German was one of the few survivors of “Hostel II” but didn’t have the same luck with the 2003 remake of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Her death scene in that movie is considered a horror classic as the camera starts in front of her, goes through the hole in hear head and continues 300 yards into a cornfield. The gunshot is self inflicted. If you want to know where she was hiding the gun, you’ll have to rent the movie.