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‘FBI’ Star Missy Peregrym’s Theory on How Tragedy Has Made Maggie a Better Agent

by Anna Dunn
"Charlotte's Web" - After a suburban woman is kidnapped from her home, the team looks into trysts on both sides of a seemingly perfect marriage. Also, OA feels pressure from Mona to make changes in his career path, on the CBS Original series FBI, Tuesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Pictured (L-R) Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan Photo: David M. Russell/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

FBI star Missy Peregrym feels that tragedy has made Maggie a better agent. Peregrym has played Maggie Bell since 2018, but in just three short years, the character has seriously grown and change. Peregrym feels a huge part of that is the tragedy that Maggie has faced over the course of the show and in her past.

For Peregrym, Maggie’s own personal experiences give her more empathy towards people which allows her to work well in high stress situations.

“I think it helps her because she would be really empathetic to people who lost someone that they loved, which is what we have to deal with a lot. There is a very deep connection already there, so she would be good at talking people down and talking them through situations,” she explained in an interview with the PC Principle.

But that doesn’t mean that this isn’t also very difficult for Maggie. It takes a lot of emotional energy to pull some of these higher stress

“It would hurt her because that would probably also trigger her hearing those things and having to be a part of it especially if it’s similar in terms of relationships. So, I think like life, everything terrible that you go through has its benefits and can also tear you down,” the actress continued.

Peregrym also Talked about How Important it is For ‘FBI’ Not to Glamorize Tragedy

In the same interview, the actress talked about how the show addresses major world events and social issues. While she says it’s important to address topical problems, the last thing she wants is for those problems to be used for entertainment value.

“There are things that are so serious that are happening in this country and while it is good for our show in the sense that it is a reality and we can pull from those things,” she explained. “I don’t want to use that stuff just for entertainment.”

FBI season 4 is currently on its fourth episode, with plenty more on the way. The show, along with the others in the franchise, is the brainchild of Dick Wolf. Wolf is behind some seriously dominant franchises such as One Chicago and Law & Order.

The current season of FBI has been on since last month. The show came back with an epic crossover event that involved all three series in the FBI franchise; FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and FBI: International. The crossover event was a major success that seems to have benefited all three shows.

If you want to watch the new season of FBI or checkout its spinoff shows, the show airs Tuesday nights at 8/7 central and kicks off a three hour night of new episodes in each show in the franchise.