Jay Lee admits he’s close to co-stars Matt Lauria and Mandeep Dhillon in real life, often cracking jokes with them when the cameras stop rolling, and the general mood on set remains pretty lively.
“The general atmosphere on set is pretty laid back,” Lee said. “We all show up and try to make the best version of ‘CSI’ that we can, especially with its legacy to carry on. But I think the legacy of the show is the positivity and on-set kindness carried by the people who have been making the show for 16 seasons. Plus, it’s the sense of humor that everyone brings.”
This includes Lex Medlin, who plays fellow CSI Level I Beau Finado. Lee says it’s a pleasure to work with him every day. “The man spits out jokes [with] every other word he says,” Lee said.
But the most unexpected way Lee and his CSI: Vegas co-stars bring cheer to set is through singing.
“I also love every time I work with Matt and Mandeep,” he said. “We’ve all become close friends. Every time the three of us are on set it becomes a very musical set because we all sing. I’m not a singer, but we’ll all sing together anyway. Music and general hilarity gets us through the days.”
“CSI: Vegas” airs Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.