“It"s great because it"s a big episode, and I play my very good friend Eric Szmanda"s love interest," Fox News quoted Von Teese as telling BlackBook magazine. “Originally, I was just going to make a small cameo of some kind, but now I play three different characters! It"s a great challenge for me, much different than creating and performing burlesque shows."
Her 'CSI" co-stars were already familiar with Von Teese's work. "Most of the cast and crew have seen my burlesque show, and they"re really a great team, and are all very encouraging. I couldn"t ask for a better television debut, especially on such a great show, and there"s a moment where viewers get to see a glimpse of my actual burlesque show," she said.