Gary Dourdan and George Eads: Best Buds on 'CSI' and in Real Life
Gary Dourdan and George Eads: Best Buds on 'CSI' and in Real Life
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Throughout several seasons, CSI has often showed the close friendship of Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan) and with fellow CSI Nicholas "Nick" Stokes (George Eads).  In fact, the forensic series will be exploring this even further on tonight's episode “Cockroaches,” directed by Oscar-winner William Friedkin (The French Connection), in which Nick confronts Warrick when he sees that his addiction to pills and booze begin to have a negative impact on his job, a storyline that continues on until next week's episode.

Behind the cameras, Dourdan and Eads relationship also mirrors their onscreen friendship. I n an interview with TV Guide, the CSI duo, who also graces the magazine's cover in this month's new issue, talk about their “healthy man love” for each other.

According to Eads, the reason why he and Dourdan are such good friends is that they understand each other and that they are alike in many ways.  In addition, Dourdan says that they check up on each other and reveals that he calms down the “inner diva” in Eads.  Despite the surprising revelation, Eads admits to his sometimes fussy attitude.

“I can be fairly intense,” Eads explained.  I have a responsibility to hold up the integrity of my character, and that's something that I'll fight for every time.  But everybody knows when Gary pulls me off the set, he can talk sense into me… it's good, healthy man love!  We've got each other's back.  I don't wanna borrow money from him or sleep with him, so he's safe with me.”

“Likewise,” Dourdan agreed.  “There's a respect and love.  There's no bull s--t between us.”

Meanwhile, fans can catch Dourdan, Eads, along with the William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Paul Guilfoyle, Eric Szmanda, Robert David Hall, and Wallace Langham on CSI every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT on CBS.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
(Image courtesy of TV Guide)

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