Carol Mendelsohn Answers Five Questions

Carol Mendelsohn Answers Five Questions

For this week's Five Questions With SCREEN, we check in with Chicago native, Carol Mendelsohn the showrunner and Executive Producer of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation since it first aired in 2000 (who will also be receiving the Commitment to Excellence Award for Television at next week's Chicago International Film Television Awards).

SCREEN: Can you cook? If so, what is your go-to dish?

MENDELSOHN: When the spirit is willing and I have some free time, give me a recipe and I can cook. My go-to dish is Pastitsio, a Greek Lasagna.

SCREEN: What's your guilty pleasure TV?

MENDELSOHN: : Cinemax's "Strike Back", starring Sullivan Stapelton and Philip Winchester. I am already in mourning as next season will be its last. Got to find another guilty pleasure.

SCREEN: Describe your perfect Sunday.

MENDELSOHN: : Sleep in. Walk the dog. Swim. Walk the dog. Read. Walk the dog. Have a massage. Then, channel surf between all my favorite Sunday night shows.

SCREEN: What's the proudest moment of your career?

MENDELSOHN: CSI hitting 300 episodes. And now we're heading into Season 15.

SCREEN: Best kept secret?

MENDELSOHN: I read the National Enquirer every week and believe every word.

BONUS QUESTION:

SCREEN: What's your favorite place to spend: a weekend? a week? two weeks?

MENDELSOHN: California's Central Coast for a weekend. Two weeks, I'm off to see the world. My favorite spot so far, Tasmania.