Poppy Montgomery gets tough on 'Unforgettable'

Poppy Montgomery gets tough on 'Unforgettable'
Actress Poppy Montgomery speaks during a panel at the The Television Critics Association 2011 Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. (AP Photo / Dan Steinberg)
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With new shocking red hair, this former “Without a Trace” star is taking the lead in an all-new series coming this fall to CTV.

Montgomery plays former police detective Carrie Wells on “Unforgettable,” a woman who has a unique ability to meticulously remember everything that ever happened to her -- without ever being able to forget. Everything that is, except for the murder of her sister. When she’s reunited with her former partner (and lover) Al Burns (played by “Nip/Tuck” star Dylan Walsh), he asks her to consult on a case and pulls her back into life on the force.

Wells’ ability is based on a woman with a similar ability, Marilu Henner, who appeared on “60 Minutes” earlier this year and acts as a consultant on the series.

Montgomery, a 36-year-old from Australia recently played author J.K. Rowling in the Lifetime movie “Magic Beyond Words” and “Lying to Be Perfect,” but is best known as Samantha Spade in the long-running crime procedural “Without a Trace.”

In 2008 Montgomery gave birth to her first son, Jackson.

Following an appearance during the “Forgettable” panel at the annual summer TV critic’s press tour, Montgomery told Hollywoodnews.com that she’s been gearing up to take on her own stunts on the series.

“I’ve been training with my trainer to strengthen up because we do have a lot of stunts. I was like, ‘Yeah, what do I get to do this week?’ I have a trainer who tells me what to do because I literally can’t fathom how it all works.”

However, when asked if she’s been injured during any of her own stunts or training, the actress said there’s been no issues so far.

“We have a really good stunt coordinator who helps me with that. In the pilot we had a really good scene. I was like yeah, I get to beat this guy up. I’m working out my aggression issues apparently in my stunts. But it’s basically just training, staying in shape for it so I’m not panting at the end of it.”

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