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The Best Time Emily Prentiss Broke Character On Criminal Minds

Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) is an iconic character on the ever-popular "Criminal Minds" series. The character's childhood is dominated by her international ambassador mother's job, which causes the young Prentiss to go through several moves to different countries. As such, Prentiss struggles to create long-lasting relationships, but that all changes when she gets a profiling job at the FBI's intrepid Behavioral Analysis Unit.

Appearing in over 194 episodes of the hit show, Prentiss eventually becomes close to her fellow co-workers like JJ (A.J. Cook) and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), with special relationships forming with Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) because of their shared adoration of an author, and Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) because of their skills and absolute dedication to the job. Within the context of the show, it is established that Prentiss is a former spy that earns the grudge of an international criminal, which culminates in her faking her own death. This strains several of her interactions, specifically with Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), who feels heartbreak at the deception once the ruse is revealed, despite the fact that Prentiss is alive and well. Considering how many episodes of "Criminal Minds" that the generally reserved character of Prentiss appears in, which behind-the-scenes moment is the best time the actor ever broke her calm and cool demeanor?

Paget Brewster joined Matthew Gray Gubler in making fun of a mistake

In a collection of behind-the-scenes bloopers from "Criminal Minds," one particular moment shows off some interesting tomfoolery caused by a misstep. The scene starts off with several members of the BAU lined up and walking inside a house. Everything seems fairly standard-issue at this point, but then Joe Mantegna's David Rossi trips over something, which causes an immediate reaction in the actors behind him. The next in line is Gubler's character, who does an exaggerated motion mocking Mantegna's actions.

Not to be outdone, Brewster laughs, waves her arms wide, then shuffles off to the side, acting like she is falling. Several chuckles are then heard from the cast and crew of "Criminal Minds," and the rest of the cast breaks character, having realized that the scene has gone out of control. It is always a treat to see actors from "Criminal Minds" having a spot of fun, mainly because the subject matter of the show is often quite serious. Though it certainly looks like the cast of "Criminal Minds" had no problem bringing some levity to the show during production.