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An Interview with Elisabeth Harnois

In 2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation launched a global obsession with cops who traded cuffs for DNA swabs. Twelve years and two spin-offs later, Elisabeth Harnois' Morgan Brody is a member of the Las Vegas CSI team. Is it weird to drool over a woman as she checks out corpses? Probably, but we never claimed to be perfect. 

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CSI Las Vegas Elizabeth Hornois poses in a sexy Maxim photo shoot.CSIs see a lot in their line of duty. How did you prepare for the role? 
They sent me to the coroner’s office in Vegas, and I witnessed real autopsies! It’s important to me to really understand this job and the role I’m playing. And to make sure I wouldn’t look like I’m in shock on-screen, I really had to see it.

When you’re in the lab on the show, how real are the blood and guts that you’re dealing with?
They’re very real. To the touch. I’ve held a human brain, and our stuff is as real as you could possibly get without it being an actual dead person. 

Your character packs heat. Do you have a favorite gun?
I’m pretty comfortable with the .45. The first gun I really enjoyed shooting was a revolver. It has good accuracy, since it has a long barrel and fits in your hand. 

Speaking of innuendo, what do you think is the sexiest word in the English language?
Well, I don’t know if it’s sexy, but I like the word cock. I would never call somebody’s man-part a penis. It’s a cock. Oh, and tits and ass. Anything that’s a base, crass version of a body part is sexy in a very funny way.

What do you look for in a guy?
I don’t know if I have a specific type of guy. I can be attracted to a more stereotypically masculine man, but at the same time I think that androgyny can be pretty sexy. I find some women stunning, so I can’t really say that I’m only into manly men.

In that case, any girl crushes?
Alyssa Milano. I worked with her on Charmed, and we had a scene where she was supposed to catch me. She literally caught me by the boob!

What’s the quickest way to get you in the mood?
Um. Porn.

Porn! Anything specific?
Normal pornography!

But what is normal pornography?
I don’t know. I don’t like animal porn! I don’t like fetish porn. I just like good, old-fashioned porn. 

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