Erica-Marie Sanchez is one of the stars of the new hit show “The Inspectors” on CBS. This show is bringing back amazing television to Saturday mornings and is a great show for children. On Thursday, Examiner got the chance to talk to Erica-Marie Sanchez over e-mail and get all the details about this hit show.
Tell us a little bit about what an inspector does.
Postal inspectors are federal law enforcement agents who have jurisdiction over any crimes committed through the mail so they deal with several different kinds of cases. They deal with everything from crimes of identity theft and Internet scams to illegal packages and dangerous substances delivered through the mail so they keep quite busy!
Had you heard of postal inspectors before this show?
To be honest, I really didn’t know much about the USPIS or the kind of work the postalinspectors did before I started working on the show and I think the same goes for most of the general public. That’s one of the reasons for this show – to educate kids and families on how to protect themselves from crimes like identity theft and Internet scams but also to inform people on the amazing work that the Postal Inspectors do. From what I’ve learned on this show, the postal inspectors are some of the hardest working federal agents and they’re very good at their job- they have a 98% conviction rate!
How did you land this role on ‘The Inspectors’?
I booked the Inspectors after submitting a self tape last December upon receiving the audition from my agents back in Atlanta. A couple months later, I got the call that I had booked the role of Veronica which was incredibly exciting as my first breakout role.
Do you feel a lot of pressure knowing that children are watching you? How do you handle this?
I wouldn’t say I feel much pressure but it’s definitely different being on a children’s show. The Inspectors is an educational and informational show so our hope is that kids and their families can actually learn some things by watching the show. We all definitely work hard and take the job seriously knowing there are kids watching the show because we want to make it fun to watch while being beneficial and informative as well. I hope that kids are able to look up to the characters on the show, including my own; I think it’s so great that this show would give me the opportunity to be someone’s role model.
Any word on season 2 of ‘The Inspectors’?
No official word yet but fingers crossed! I’ll let you know as soon as I know :)
“The Inspectors” airs on Saturday mornings on CBS. Make sure you check out this show and you can also follow Erica-Marie Sanchez on Twitter!