LAS VEGAS - Actress Elisabeth Shue admits she likes Las Vegas a lot. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in "Leaving Las Vegas". Now, she is a co-star of the hit CBS show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", which takes place in Las Vegas.
Some of the material in a show about crime scene analysts can be notoriously eerie and occasionally gross, but Shue says she's adjusted to the material.
"In the beginning, I was a little grossed out by the crime scenes at times," she said. "Now, I enjoy it. The more blood, the better."
Shue enjoys the environment so much, she even helps the actors who play the deceased.
"I like to take care of the dead bodies. I really worry for the people who play the dead bodies. I'm worried about their heads. They have to lie on cement for hours on end," she said.
In addition to "CSI", Shue has a long film career – playing in famous films such as "Back to the Future Part II", "Adventures in Babysitting" and "The Karate Kid". Despite her long resume, she doesn't mind answering questions from fans about her films in the 1980s.
"I love it. I feel very fortunate that some of my films have kind of broken through into the culture, especially in the 1980s," she said. "I feel proud of those movies."
After all these films, she says she is most proud of finishing college. "I graduated from Harvard, but I was 37," she said.
Shue has acted in 52 films. She says her favorites are "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Leaving Las Vegas".
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on CBS Channel 8.