Behind The Scenes Secrets From Missy Peregrym's Winter Photo Shoot

Production designer Coryander Friend shares how she created a magical winter wonderland for this gorgeous Watch fashion shoot with FBI star Missy Peregrym.

Into The Woods With Missy Peregrym

A behind the scenes look at FBI star Missy Peregrym's exclusive winter-themed Watch cover and photo shoot.

Ahhh, winter. Time to warm up with a cup of cocoa and check out these cozy and chic winter wear looks on your favorite CBS stars. From snuggly sweaters to cute coats, hats, and scarves, these stylish Watch! snapshots are guaranteed to chase away the chills.

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Après-Ski

Matthew Gray Gubler of Criminal Minds in a black overcoat and scarf on a mountain

Photography by Christopher Ross

Matthew Gray Gubler is tall, dark, and handsome on the slopes.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Fine leather

Paget Brewster of Criminal Minds in an olive leather trench coat

Photography by Matt Hoyle

Paget Brewster rocks a leather trench coat.

Photography by Matt Hoyle.

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Dashing dude

Adam Rodriguez of Criminal Minds in a turtleneck and gray flecked coat on a bridge

Photography by Michael Parmelee

This topcoat and turtleneck were just made for Adam Rodriguez.

Photography by Michael Parmelee.

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Cozy chic

Rose Leslie of The Good Fight in a chunky white sweater

Photography by Christopher Ross

The Good Fight star Rose Leslie is winter wonderful.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Picture perfect

LL COOL J of NCIS Los Angeles in a leather jacket and white beanie

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann

LL COOL J's street style is a work of art.

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann.

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Watch like a hawk

Chris ODonnell of NCIS Los Angeles in a gray puffy vest with a hawk on his finger

Photography by Cliff Lipson

Chris O'Donnell nails this sweater and vest combo.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Purple perfection

Rocky Carroll of NCIS in a light purple cashmere sweater

Photography by Cliff Lipson

Lavender cashmere looks good on Rocky Carroll.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Beanie babe

Emily Wickersham of NCIS with a slouchy knit hat and a green jacket

Photography by Christopher Ross

Hats off to Emily Wickersham for a beautiful bohemian look.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Peaches and cream

Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory in a newsboy cap and a cable knit cardigan

Photography by Mark Mann

Sweaters seem to suit Simon Helberg just fine.

Photography by Mark Mann.

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Classy lady

Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory in a floppy hat and a plaid wool wrap

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann

Mayim Bialik wows in this sophisticated wool wrap.

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann.

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Matchy, matchy

Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory in a vintage Chanel herringbone peacoat and black hat

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann

This vintage Chanel peacoat and frock number is just fabulous on Miss Mayim!

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann.

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That's a wrap!

Johnny Galecki of The Big Bang Theory in a plaid trimmed fedora and sweater around his neck

Photography by Mark Mann

Scarf. Hat. Jacket. Johnny Galecki is all cozy and cool.

Photography by Mark Mann.

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Turn up the heat.

Thomas Sadoski of Life in Pieces stoking a fire

Photography by Christopher Ross

Who wouldn't want to snuggle by the fire with Thomas Sadoski?

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Rugged good looks

Thomas Sadoski of Life in Pieces in jeans and a shearling coat walking on a gravel road

Photography by Christopher Ross

Thomas Sadoski channels his casual haute in the countryside.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Winter ball

Lucy Liu of Elementary in a plaid cape and black satin gloves

Photography by Ruven Afanador

Lucy Liu is ready for a grand affair.

Photography by Ruven Afanador.

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London calling

Jonny Lee Miller of Elementary turning up the collar on his trench coat

Photography by Mark Mann

Rain, fog, and blustery winds aren't a bother for Jonny Lee Miller.

Photography by Mark Mann.

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Warm Weatherly

Michael Wetherly of Bull reclining in jeans and a car coat on a blanket

Photography by Jeff Lipsky

When temperature drops in the desert, Michael Weatherly will be snug as a bug.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky.

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Won't you be my neighbor?

Michael Weatherly of Bull wrapped in a scarf leading a horse from a stable

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

We can't get enough of this cute, couture-clad Bull star!

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

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Let it snow!

Sami Gayle of Blue Bloods in a fur trimmed puffy coat

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

Jack Frost may be nipping at her button nose, but Sami Gayle won't catch cold in her stylish parka.

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

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Hangin' tough

Donnie Wahlberg of Blue Bloods in a black jacket and gloves on the Boston streets

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

The chilly Boston weather is no big deal for New England native Donnie Wahlberg.

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

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True blue

Chris Jackson of Bull in a tweed vest and blue velvet coat

Photography by David Needleman

Chris Jackson is toasty in a teal blue velvet jacket.

Photography by David Needleman.

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Blanket statement

Alex OLoughlin of Hawaii Five 0 wrapped in a blanket on a motorcycle

Photography by Nino Muñoz

Only Hawaii Five-0 hunk Alex O'Loughlin could make a wool blanket look this hot.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

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Ice, ice baby!

Missy Peregrym of FBI in a white gown and matching brocade evening coat

Photography by Tom Corbett

Cover girl Missy Peregrym stuns as a stylish snow queen.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, November-December 2018.

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Gray matter

Zeeko Zaki of FBI in a gray wooly hat and black shearling coat sitting on steps

Photography by Dario Calmese

On hunky Zeeko Zaki, fashion basics are never boring.

Photography by Dario Calmese. Exclusive to CBS.com.

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Matthew Gray Gubler knows how to chill out.

Matthew Gray Gubler of Criminal Minds on a ski lift

Photography by Christopher Ross

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.


Despite the ice queen accoutrements in this dreamy winter wonderland photo shoot, Missy Peregrym radiates warmth. At once vulnerable and erudite, the FBI star reflects on the hard-won lessons that brought her from beachy Los Angeles to gritty New York City.

Swipe through these striking portraits captured by Tom Corbett for the November-December 2018 issue of Watch—including web-exclusive bonus images—to study up on the fascinating woman who brings Special Agent Maggie Bell to life.

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Missy Peregrym is hard to get

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI drives a snowy sleigh while wearing a white dress and faux fur stole.

Faux fur jacket by Theia. Dress by John Paul Ataker. Shoes by Christian Louboutin. Necklace by Erickson Beamon.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

The star of FBI turned down the show's legendary creator, Dick Wolf, not once, but twice, before accepting the role of Maggie Bell. "I didn't want to do it, mostly because I just loved playing Andy McNally [on Rookie Blue], and how do you play another cop again without it just being her?" the actress told Watch!. Fortunately for us, she came around after reading the "amazing" pilot script.

Missy Peregrym knows how to rebuild

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears an impressively flowing and brocade dress.

Coat and maxi skirt by Theia.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

In 2015, after the end of Rookie Blue and the dissolution of a marriage, the FBI star decided to take the space she deserved. "I really worked on grounding myself, noticing all the smaller things around me that are beautiful and wonderful," she says.

With time—and through meditation and long walks on the beach with her boyfriend and golden doodle—she began opening herself up to new opportunities.

Missy Peregrym is forever grateful

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears an impressively detailed silver dress in a snowy forested setting.

Gown by Theia. Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Earrings by H&M.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

"Every time I've gotten a job, there's always been somebody—and I have no idea who they are—fighting for me," she says of the oft-mysterious casting process. The daughter of a preacher, Peregrym chooses to have faith, even when faced with things beyond her control.

Missy Peregrym channels her insecurities into strengths

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears a heavily detailed white dress in a snowy forest.

Dress by John Paul Ataker.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

"I'm intense and I'm sensitive, and I used to hate hearing that," she tells Watch!. "But at the end of the day, they're actually right. I don't have this energy that's super soft and laid-back."

Missy Peregrym and Maggie Bell have a lot in common

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears an impressively detailed silver dress in a snowy forested setting.

Cape by Ines Di Santo. Dress by Anne Barge. Earrings by H&M.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

Much like the hardcore character she portrays, Peregrym is "on fire for justice. I need to see it carried out." Her hope is that show will inspire her not to "put [her] head in the sand anymore... Now it's time to face things head-on."

Missy Peregrym is well on her way to being a New Yorker

Missy Peregrym with two white dogs in a winter wonderland set

Dress by John Paul Ataker. Pearl body chain and earrings, stylist's own.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

"I thought that it was gonna be harder to settle here—and I immediately felt grounded and I can't really explain it," Peregrym says of moving to the city that never sleeps. "People talk about New Yorkers as rude. But they look at you and they actually make eye contact with you when they ask you questions. They want to have an answer."

Missy Peregrym is one-of-a-kind

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears a heavily detailed white dress in a snowy forest.

Dress by John Paul Ataker. Veil, custom by stylist.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

"In my opinion, in the universe of actors, there's only one who could be Olivia Benson [on Law and Order: SVU]. And now there's only one who could be Maggie Bell," FBI-creator Dick Wolf says of his new leading lady.

Missy Peregrym respects the badge

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears a heavily detailed  and revealing white dress in a snowy forest.

Cape and gown by Theia.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

"These are people who are sacrificing so much of their time and their life to protect the greater good," she says of the FBI rank and file. "They're not disconnected from all the heartache and suffering and the tragedy that's happening. They go into the center of it to deal."

Missy Peregrym goes all in

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears a heavily detailed white dress in a snowy forest.

Dress by John Paul Ataker. Pearl body chain and earrings, stylist's own.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

"I'm not a trained actor, and I just don't separate," she says of the physical and emotional toll of dramatic scenes, like the explosion in the FBI pilot. "I was like, 'God, this is horrible.' [I was] going home and blowing out black snot. And that's nothing compared to what these real heroes have faced in the field."

Missy Peregrym is getting that happily ever after

Missy Peregrym in a wedding dress leaning against a tree

Gown by Anne Barge. Jewelry, vintage.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

She plans to marry her Australian boyfriend, Tom, in 2019. Earlier this year, the duo road tripped cross-country from Los Angeles—bunking in motels and making pitstops at kitschy "World's Largest" attractions—before moving into their new Brooklyn townhouse.

Missy Peregrym is Canadian to the core

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears a heavily detailed silvery dress in a snowy forest.

Gown by Theia. Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Earrings by H&M.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

No matter where she is living or who she is playing, the Montreal-native still insists on adding maple syrup to her coffee.

Missy Peregrym is fearless

Actress Missy Peregrym of the show FBI wears a sheer and flowing dress while reclining on the ground.

Jumpsuit by Ines Di Santo. Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Jewelry, vintage.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Styled by Nadia Rath.

"Really at the end of the day, there's only one thing to do," she advises. "Take the job that scares the sh*t out of you and get married and get into another relationship that scares the sh*t out of you." Words to live by.

Originally published in Watch! Magazine, November-December 2018.

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