Actor Matthew Gray Gubler plays Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds for almost 14 years. Now that the end is in sight for the police procedural crime drama series, the 39-year-old actor shared his thoughts about the character.
On Tuesday, April 2, Matthew Gray Gubler made a guest appearance on Buzzfeed’s morning talk show, AM2DM (via Carter Matt). There, he talked about his newly released children book, “Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself,” and playing Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds for more than a decade.
According to Matthew Gray Gubler, “Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself” follows a little monster, Rumple Buttercup, who has five crooked teeth, three strands of hair, green skin, and his left foot is slightly bigger than his right. He spends his entire life hiding underground because he is worried that if people see him, they might think he is a little weird.
In addition to talking about his newly released children book, the actor also reflected on more than a decade of playing the fan-favorite character, Dr. Spencer Reid, on Criminal Minds. He said he truly adores the character and has so much respect for who he is and what he represents for the public.
Aside from being known as a genius with an IQ of 187, Dr. Spencer Reid is also known as a kind man with a big heart. He also does everything he can to make an impact on the lives of others and help those who are in need anyway he can.
“To play a character for that long, he becomes sort of part of you, and you luckily get to become part of him,” Matthew Gray Gubler said on his character. “And I really admire the character I get to play, and I’m just honored to get to do it,” he added.
Matthew Gray Gubler’s Dr. Spencer Reid will return in Criminal Minds Season 15 David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (A. J. Cook), Dr. Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler), Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), Matt Simmons (Daniel Henney), Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) Luke Alvez (Adam Rodriguez), Krystall Richards (Gail O’Grady), Kristy Simmons (Kelly Frye), Portia Richards (Danielle C. Ryan), David Simmons (Declan Whaley), Henry LaMontagne (Mekhai Andersen), William LaMontagne Jr. (Josh Stewart), Andrew Mendoza (Stephen Bishop) and Lisa Douglas (Daniella Alonso).
No release date has been set for Criminal Minds Season 15 yet.