KGW's Brenda Braxton plays TV reporter on 'Grimm'

KGW's Brenda Braxton plays TV reporter on 'Grimm'

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by Michael Rollins

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Posted on April 4, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 4 at 1:09 PM

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PORTLAND -- KGW Newschannel 8 at Sunrise anchor Brenda Braxton has a familiar role in a May episode of 'Grimm.' She portrays a television reporter covering a story about Bigfoot.

The NBC series is loosely based on Grimm's Fairy Tales. The plot lines center on a criminal profiling detective who encounters creatures from mythology.

And Tuesday evening, reporter Reggie Aqui was on the set, doing a story about fake reporter Braxton. Teasing was imminent.

"No, KGW Sunrise anchor Brenda Braxton is not playing one of the 'Grimm' monsters," he began, "Although tonight, after so much attention, the NBC show may have created one."

Aqui pointed out that Braxton was certainly no extra, with two speaking lines in the show. She has her own trailer, Aqui said, as the camera zoomed in on a door sign that read: "TV Reporter # 5."

"I'm not used to the fuss and the flutter," Braxton said, "But now I could get used to it . . . just a little entourage. Two or three, or four or five!"

Braxton even got to grab dinner on the set with the show's stars, this night, it was lead actor David Giuntoli, who plays Detective Nick Burkhardt on the show.

Now about Brenda's two lines. The first is a spoiler, so you won't hear it here. The second? "So it appears the reports of Bigfoot were nothing more than mass hysteria."

Braxton said she rehearsed the lines in earnest, but assumed that they would be spoken in separate takes.

"Literally when I was reading the script, it looked like two separate things. So I practiced one little bit and then another little bit," she said. "The director was like, isn't that supposed to be longer. He said, 'it's all together.' And I was like, 'are you kidding me?' So I had a little moment there."

Aqui reported that Braxton still intends to keep her day job.

"Yeah, it was a blast," she said of her time on set.

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