WETPAINT’S TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN EXCLUSIVE!
WETPAINT EXCLUSIVE! TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN'S REAL-LIFE INTERROGATORS SPEAK OUT . . .
Each week on ABC’s hit new competition show Take the Money and Run, veteran police detective Paul Bishop and Deputy District Attorney Mary Hanlon Stone face off against a new pair of ordinary citizens who’ve hidden a briefcase worth $100,000. If the contestants hope to keep the money, they’ve got to withstand 48 hours of interrogation by Bishop and Stone plus two local cops without giving up the goods. With Episode 2 airing at 9:00 EST tonight, Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Bishop and Stone for an exclusive interview.
With no real crime, what’s your motivation to break the “suspects”?
Bishop: For us it’s really professional pride. We have great faith in our ability to do what we do as far as interrogation and cross examination, and having the opportunity to show that off is really awesome. We feel that we’re really up against it because we don’t have guilt of longer incarceration to hold over their heads, so we really have to use our finely tuned interrogation skills.
Stone: The other thing about it is that over the years we can always learn more. Each person we interrogate presents their own psychological profile. Even when it’s not in a criminal setting, interrogating anybody gives us an opportunity to learn more about what makes people tick, which helps us at our jobs.
Bishop: In real life we don’t get an opportunity to say to our suspect now that he’s going to jail for twenty years, “Why did you talk to us?” It’s really interesting to talk to the contestants afterward and say, “What was it that worked? What made you the most uncomfortable, what techniques?” And that’s real valuable to us going back to the job.
FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE