McKayla Maroney, U.S. Olympic Gymnast, To Appear On ‘Bones’ With ‘West Wing’s Richard Shiff
McKayla Maroney, the U.S. Olympic gymnast whose silver medal podium facial expression launched the viral “not impressed” meme, landed an acting part on Fox’s Bones.
On the hit forensic show, Maroney will play both a friend and social rival to a girl named Elle who dies under suspicious circumstances, reported Entertainment Weekly.
The dead teenager’s father Leon Watters, dubbed the “Dr. Brennan of theoretical physics,” will be played by the West Wing’s Richard Schiff. Watters pours himself into his work and finding out what happened to his daughter, making Brennan (Emily Deschanel) reflect on her own tendencies to bury herself in practical distractions during emotional turmoil.
Maroney, who helped the U.S. Olympic team win the gold at the London 2012 Olympics while capturing the silver in the vault competition, has expressed her desire to launch an acting career. “After gymnastics I know that I want to be an actress," Maroney told Uinterview before London 2012. "That sort of thing seems really fun to me." She made her acting debut in Hart of Dixie in 2012, and reprised her role of Tonya in two episodes in 2013.
The Bones episode guest-starring Maroney and Schiff has yet to receive and air date.
Bones airs Mondays on Fox at 8/7c.
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