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As Det. Rebecca Madsen on Fox's Alcatraz, Sarah Jones tracks down the most notorious criminals from the past while uncovering her own family's secrets. The 28-year-old Florida native fills us in on her badass role and what mysteries lie ahead.

TV Guide Magazine: What's the key to your character?
Jones: I was intrigued by Rebecca's youth, the fact that she is a bit of a prodigy in her line of work, and how she has no reservations about challenging someone like Hauser [Sam Neill]. At the same time, she has a vulnerability that comes out through her partnership with Doc [Jorge Garcia] and relationship with Ray [Robert Forster].

TV Guide Magazine: Did you go through any weapons or fight training for the part?
Jones: I started running, boxing and learned how to shoot Rebecca's gun, which is a Glock 26.

TV Guide Magazine: How will the truth about her grandfather affect Rebecca down the line?
Jones: He killed her partner and she won't let that slide, regardless of whether he's family or not.

TV Guide Magazine: Is Rebecca hiding any secrets?
Jones: In one episode, there's a great line where Rebecca asks Ray, "What is it about Alcatraz that makes everybody into a liar?" That sums it up right there.

TV Guide Magazine: What's the creepiest thing you've learned about Alcatraz?
Jones: This is more ironic than creepy, but despite the fact that Alcatraz was notorious for being the worst prison, it had a reputation for serving the best food in the prison system.

Alcatraz airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox.

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