Random Roles: Paget Brewster on leaving Criminal Minds and not fucking up Community

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: Paget Brewster is an actress who has, to her credit, proven very difficult to pigeonhole, having started out in sitcoms (Love & Money, Andy Richter Controls The Universe) before transitioning into more dramatic material (Huff) and ultimately scoring a long-term gig on a prime-time procedural (Criminal Minds). Although she’s proven adept at both comedy and drama, Brewster has recently been focusing predominantly on the former, and now that the first season of Another Period has concluded, she’s moving on to her latest full-time endeavor: playing against John Stamos in the new Fox comedy Grandfathered.

Grandfathered (2015-present)—“Sara”

Paget Brewster: I was shooting Community and it was pilot season, so my agents had sent a …

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