Robin Tunney came to Japan to promote "The Mentalist", and she's very friendly with us.
Patrick Jane is a "mentalist". He reads people's hearts. He cooperates with the CBI as a consultant, and closes various cases with his abilities.Patrick Jane is played by Simon Baker, who became very popular for his role in this drama.
It has already been decided that this show will be reniewed, as his work helps to keep a good level.
In the highly competitive world of american drama television, why does this drama have so much success? We asked Robin Tunney.
RT: "There are a few reasons. First of all, a lot of viewers want to watch Simon Baker (laughs).
I think his charm attracts people, like a magnet. This drama in itself contains a story but it's the entire atmosphere that is unique.
It emphasizes characters, with a good level of humor.
Jane will remind you of Sherlock Holmes and Columbo. He embodies the type of the hero of yesterday."
The relationship between Jane and Lisbon is "funny person vs straight person" in some cases. It's interesting.
RT: "During the first and the second season, Lisbon was afraid that Jane's behavious may ruin the cases. However, during Season 3, she and her boss have come to an understanding. If they trust Jane with a case, he closes it."
What about the highlights of season 3?
RT: "There are spies of Red John inside the CBI that no-one knows, and Van-pelt gets a perfect boyfriend.
Jane will be a little darker. And I'm smiling more (laughs)".