Actress Amanda Righetti in November 2013 announced that she will be leaving "The Mentalist" to explore new opportunities such as movies and she is taking a "bull by the horns" approach to introduce herself to the American movie viewers, casting agents, producers and directors. To begin 2014 she allowed herself to be photographed in sexy lingerie for a popular photo spread known as "Me in My Place" and in the process has ensured that the male fans of "The Mentalist" will now look at her character Grace van Pelt as a very attractive police officer whom they wish would arrest them.
Amanda Righetti has one upcoming project in development, "Deconstruction Red" and the rumours within Hollywood have her as the lead actress and considering the positive impact her pictures will have on her male fans she made the correct decision to leave her television series at the end of current season.
It would be impossible for Amanda Righetti to be a leading lady in a movie while playing a supporting role on her television series, especially a show as popular as "The Mentalist" which has a lead actress already in place with Robin Tunney. However, by Amanda Righetti starting to introduce herself to fans through the Internet she is effectively creating a buzz about herself which will lead to increased popularity and a fan following for when she resumes her movie career.
Amanda Righetti in 2014 is intent on becoming known to the American audience as a leading lady in movies. Her first step was having the pictures of her in lingerie being introduced on the Internet site "Me in My Place". Don't be surprised for her next step to be on the red carpet of some movie premiere or awards gala as this red-haired beauty pursues her goal of becoming a feature actress in Hollywood.