Morena Baccarin will guest-star on 'The Mentalist' -- EXCLUSIVE

Morena-BaccarinImage Credit: Stefanie Keenan/WireImage.comMorena Baccarin will take a break from plotting the downfall of humanity on ABC’s V to take a guest-starring role on an upcoming episode of CBS’ The Mentalist, EW has learned exclusively. Baccarin will play Erica Flynn, described as an “attractive and sexy woman who seems as warm-hearted, sincere, and intelligent as she is lovely.” Baccarin’s character runs a matchmaking business, and may have some dark secrets. Expect attractive-person sparks to fly between Erica and Simon Baker’s Patrick Jane when the episode airs in early April.

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  • Ryan

    Just tell me that this beautiful, talented woman will start growing out her hair. Oh and NEVER, EVER bleach it match Billy Idol again. I met her at a Comic Con signing last year and she scared the crap out of me lol.

    Here’s to her appearance on Mentalist!

    • Dicazi

      I think she looks great in short hair.

      • Cheery

        Word. That pixie cut is sexy as hell.

      • Lame

        Does it matter, the mentalist sucks, its like Matlock for middle aged women who lust after Simon Baker

      • parkR

        I missed her fake hair during her Firefly years

      • ST

        Agree, she reminds me a little bit of Ashley Judd when her hair was shorter. Both gorgeous!

      • Tariku

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      • Rogelio

        Stand against a wall and reach up. Don’t stand on your tip toes, siartn to reach higher up, or jump. Just raise your arm. Mark the spot, then measure up 1 or 30cm higher than that mark. That 2nd mark is what you’ll jump for in the workout.

    • Nodrog

      She would look good without any hair.

  • Dicazi

    Is it going to be a continuing role? Because I think she’ll be free for it. I stopped watching V last week.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    Love Morena! I’m still hoping for a V renewal but if not then I hope she gets another show real soon.

    I’d love it if she’d guest star on Castle! Now that would be a treat to see Morena and Nathan on screen again.

  • Sonny

    Never heard of ‘em.

  • Daryl

    I’m hoping V continued. I’m loving seeing Jane Badler and would love to see her role expanded. I’m hoping they’ll amp up the action the rest of the season—apparently they are gonna end with a big cliffhanger.

    • Bumi

      Chandra Posted on Love it! Glad I had a chance to run with you the other day! Helped me to get back on track while I was up there! Know that you keep me rinpsied!

  • Danny

    To the hell with this “sparks fly”! Jane is pulling away from everybody and now “sparks fly” again with another woman… and again in the end of the season. Show, srsly, I’m done with you! Good bye…

    • Ana

      Agreed. Honeslty.

    • Luiza

      Paul Dorf, a managing rcdeitor at pay consultant Compensation Resources Inc.But plenty of companies are keeping the spigots open. Occidental Petroleum CEO Ray Irani, for example, received $400,000 worth of financial planning, part of a $30 million pay package in 2008. To put it another way, that $400,000 in financial planning is more than the total annual household income of the vast majority of Americans. Occidental spokesman Richard Kline said the comprehensive financial planning helps Irani to keep his complete attention on the company’s business. The median value of perks — which is the midpoint at which half of the executives received more and half less — was $170,501 in 2008, up from $159,586 the year before. Only three CEOs in the AP survey received no perks in 2008.And perks made up a bigger percentage of total compensation, rising to 2.25 percent in 2008, up slightly from 1.95 percent, the AP’s analysis found.The biggest earner of perks in 2008 was Johnson Johnson CEO William Weldon. His perks package was worth $3.9 million, about 16 percent of his $23 million in overall compensation. Included in his perks package was a $3.6 million payment to a retirement plan, about $154,000 in personal flights on the company jet and about $26,000 for a car and driver.Only one CEO saw his entire compensation paid in perks in 2008: Richard Fairbank of Capital One Financial Corp. ($68,344). He received a car allowance, insurance, health care and home security.Some companies went beyond that. Cablevision Systems Corp. offered top executives free cable TV, free high-speed Internet service and use of the company travel department to book personal travel. Defense company Halliburton Co., meanwhile, has two separate programs to match charitable donations and yet another that boosts political giving.Fort Worth, Texas-based XTO Energy gave $3.4 million to Baylor University to help build a new sports complex. It was the second installment of a total $6.8 million pledge made in 2007 to supplement now retired CEO Bob Simpson’s own $3.2 million donation to his alma mater.XTO’s generosity extended to an unnamed school that Simpson’s children attend. It got a $775,000 donation in 2008, the fourth installment of a $3.1 million gift. A company spokesman did not return a call for comment.On the other hand, some companies are increasingly using so-called perk allowances, basically cash that executives can dip into at their liking for the perks they want. For example, Tyco International CEO Edward Breen was given a $70,000 cash perk in 2008 while Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan Ivey got $29,000 in cash to replace an old executive perks program.While plenty of companies were still willing to dole out generous perks, compensation advisers say there has been a slight pullback in certain benefits that seem to incite the most public outrage. Ira Kay, rcdeitor of compensation consulting for Watson Wyatt, called perks a major irritant to shareholders.Some companies are changing their perks policies. Verizon Communications Inc. will no longer offer free jet travel to CEOs once they have retired, starting with its current chief executive. Past CEOs can still fly for free. Companies are looking for stuff that isn’t central to their pay programs, said David Swinford, chief executive of the compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer Partners. Optics are very critical right now.

  • Veeper

    seeing as how they rapped back in December of course some of the cast will pick up guest starring roles here and there. They wouldn’t start filming for a third season till the end of the summer (If it gets renewed). I hope it does it keeps getting better. Yes, Morena looks AWESOME no matter what length hair she has.

  • LOL

    V is history. Someone needs to snap her up pronto!

  • MCO

    Wrong show. I want her in Castle.
    However, I love her, and I love Mentalist. So, I am happy

  • Lisa

    I have hoped for her to guest on Castle since S1. I have this whole plot in my mind where she is an old friend off Beckett’s. With the ultimate joke being she has NO scenes with Castle at all!

  • Tor

    So…if the Firefly Project succeeds, is she likely to come back for more episodes?

  • Duane S

    Cool but I want V back it’s a good show

  • Tiffani A


    • Daniel

      that costume looks bteter without the silver boots. No offense to bob mackie but she looks kinda frumpy when she wears boots she looks much bteter with just plain flirty and girl shoes because she has a ice set of legs and feet.VA:F [1.9.15_1155]please wait…VA:F [1.9.15_1155](from 0 votes)

  • Dan

    Can you imagine her on Castle with normal length hair cause I can…Love her with short hair but she was something else in Firefly! Loved her and Nathon’s chemistry…

  • dave

    Can she be Red John and they discover that the reason he is magically able to kill everyone under the police’s noses is because she’s an alien? Seriously, I love me some mentalist, but the red john stuff has to end! I want to know!

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