It’s the same quality, presumably, about which she once said, “Every man I’ve loved has tried to find it, fix it, soothe it.” But Arquette, 46, doesn’t need saving, and never has.Not by Nicolas Cage, whom she met when she was 18, who proposed the same day, and whom she eventually married at 27.Not by Paul Rossi, the Argentine musician with whom she had a son, Enzo, at 20 and from whom she split when their baby was a month old.Not by her second husband, the actor Thomas Jane, with whom she has a daughter, Harlow, 11, and whom she divorced in 2011. The story of Allison Dubois — a mother of three who used her ability to speak to the dead to help the Phoenix district attorney put away bad guys — earned star Patricia Arquette an Emmy. Tonight’s series finale of “Medium” ended a seven-year run for the paranormal procedural that spent five years on NBC before moving to CBS (whose studio produced the show) in 2009.
All five of the Arquette siblings ended up performers too: Rosanna, David, Richmond and Alexis (born Robert) are all actors."I had a hard time casting this boy's part so I ended up calling my son [Enzo Rossi] the night before and telling him you have to do this for me.So it was really neat working with him but nerve wracking and exciting." Though Arquette said she enjoyed the prep process of helming an episode, there was another portion of her acting job that she enjoyed even more.In at least a couple of episodes, when there is a scene in the courtroom, the court is called to order in "Mariposa County." Also, whenever they show the county seal in court or a state government building, it also reads "Mariposa County." See more » Since the success of "Sixth Sense," many characters in the movies and on television have been seeing dead people.Allison, a law student with a husband and three kids, is one of them.So it's sort of what I struggle with sometimes and yet I also see the value in it and I see the realism in that also." One way to change up the routine on the series was for Arquette to sit in the director's chair for an upcoming episode. "I think it was a really good experience for me as far as being grateful to other directors because there was times where I felt like that person who's patting their head and rubbing their stomach and hopping because I was still acting in a lot of it and we didn't have playback.And certain scenes my back was to the camera because I was doing this secretive work I was working on. But I had to depend on a lot of other people." Unexpectedly, one of the people that Arquette had to lean on during the episode she directed was someone quite close to her."I really liked the material but I certainly didn't expect to be here in five years," said Patricia Arquette of her successful television series "Medium." As the fifth season of the NBC hit rolls out beginning tonight, Arquette and her on-screen husband Jake Weber talked about their five-year journey, Arquette's upcoming directing debut on the show and who she would like to play her mother on the series.Weber said that his experience on the series has entered a satisfying area of comfort.Allison’s visions usually came in dreams that only doled out information a snippet at a time.Often it seemed she would solve cases more quickly if she just brought a cot to the office.