Though NCIS: Los Angeles cast member Daniela Ruah is due to give birth this winter, there will be no pause — pregnant or otherwise — in Kensi Blye’s storyline.
For the forseeable future, “You will see Kensi in every episode,” NCIS: LA showrunner Shane Brennan promises, thanks to the miracle of clever editing “and through the miracle of storytelling, too,” he notes.
“If you noticed, she went to a cold climate where she needs to rug up!” Brennan says of Kensi’s top-secret assignment in Afghanistan, which yanked her away from lover boy Deeks and where the only friendly familiar face is Granger’s. Tonight (CBS, 9/8c), we’ll check in on her as she manages to find holiday cheer, receiving “the perfect gift from one of her co-workers.”
As retrofitted into what was otherwise a meticulously planned Season 5, Brennan says, Kensi’s Afghanistan op “has turned into a great arc for the second half of the season — the whole mystery of what she’s doing there, who the ‘White Ghost’ is…. And it’s been fabulous to team her up with Granger” (who will grow so scruffy that Eric in a coming episode will liken him to a “pirate”).
But most importantly, though it devastated those who were thrilled to see Kensi and Deeks finally take a step forward in their nascent romance, Kensi’s abrupt reassignment, at Hetty’s doing, played out organically. Says Brennan, “We didn’t want to just send her off so she disappeared for a number of episodes, so we thought very carefully about how we could do it.” The solution, “from a production point of view, was very challenging,” Brennan says, basically requiring the writers to write eight or so episodes ahead.
Through it all, Brennan effuses, expectant Ruah has been nothing short of “remarkable,” resolved to keep Kensi in the picture as long as she can before her delivery date arrives. Says Brennan: “Now we’re just waiting for the blessed event!”
Tonight is the night we get to see what happens to the team and where things will lead now that the team is in trouble. DOnt miss the great season and also the season we might get a glimpse of Daniela’s pregnant growing belly.
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In an exclusive interview with SIC´s Alta Definição, Daniela Ruah publicly announced she is engaged (the proposal was on New Year´s Eve on top of a mountain!) and expecting her first child (a baby boy!). The actress, who is engaged to stunt-double David Paul Olsen, is currently experiencing one of the best moments in her life, both professional and personal wise. VIA danielaruafans.com
Thanks to the lovely danielaruahfans for finding out that it has be officially confirmed in Portugal that Daniela is officially Engaged to David Paul Olsen who is the Stunt Double for Eric Christan Olsen aka his real life brother. There have been rumors going around but looks like Daniela is officially confirming her engagement to the Portugal magazine CARAS which will be out on news stands in Portugal soon.
Sorry, been working on designing a new look to the site which i know is taking so long but the gallery is always upto date with images of Daniela and the screen caps for season 3 and 4 will be getting up soon as well. But there has been news lately that Daniela has traveled back to Portugal to visit family and to promote the 2013 “Água das Pedras” publicity campaign that she had done previously for Portugal drink.
Sorry there hasn’t been as much posting lately, I am trying to work on a new site layout and a gallery one as well so it gonna take sometime with the tweaks but the gallery has been updated with new images from episode stills to appearances of this year. If there are other things I missed I will have them posted as soon as i get time.
Appearance/Events > 2013 > Hennessy Toasts Achievements in Music Pre-Grammy dinner – 02/09
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Chris O’Donnell has starred on NCIS: Los Angeles as special agent “G. Callen” for each of the procedural drama’s four seasons. Passionate about getting behind the lens, he recently directed an episode of the show, and ET gauged the cast’s reaction to his directing.
While a little friction between O’Donnell and his co-stars wouldn’t be entirely unexpected in his new role, the cast revealed that he was nothing but a pleasure to work with. If anything, his personal acting experience made it easier both for him and his co-stars in communicating orders.
“I’ve loved it,” said Daniel Ruah (“Kensi Blye”). “The expectation of Chris directing was very exciting, especially because as a cast I think we’re very open about giving each other ideas for scenes. …So, knowing the kind of notes that Chris has given me before not as a director were always great, I was kind of positively expecting him to be great.”
The episode marks the first time that O’Donnell has directed the show, which made for a unique experience for the cast. Renée Felice Smith (“Nell Jones”) credited his effective directing from the onset to his extensive acting experience.
“It’s kind of seamless, his rolling into directing,” she said. “…It just kind of makes sense for our show. He’s a great director because he’s very specific in what he wants and he talks to the actor. He’s an actor himself, so he knows how it feels. …It’s really been a great experience. I hope it happens more often.”
O’Donnell revealed that he was excited to be directing the show for the first time, saying, “I’m having a blast with it. I love it.”
While the NCIS: LA cast is tight-knit group, LL Cool J (“Sam Hanna”) assured that no pranks were played on O’Donnell and he wasn’t subjected to any hazing.
“I’m giving him all the love I can give him,” he said.
Check out the video to hear O’Donnell’s co-stars’ opinions on his directing gig as well as a sneak peek at tonight’s episode. NCIS: Los Angeles airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on CBS.
For its 11th festival, the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (LASJFF) needed an honoree for its gala, which takes place Nov. 11 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. At the same time, the Portuguese-American actress Daniela Ruah needed a community. Or at least as much of a community as a busy young actress on a hit TV show can find time to fit in.
Which is probably why it was a kind of kismet that Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, director of the Sephardic Education Center (SEC), was half-watching “The Craig Ferguson Show” one evening in January, just as “NCIS: Los Angeles” star Ruah was being asked about her just-concluded 2011 holidays back in her homeland.
Ferguson asked Ruah about her experience at Christmas, and the actress replied that for her the celebration would be Chanukah.
“And he said, ‘I didn’t know you were Jewish. … How do you pronounce it
in Portuguese?’ And she said, ‘Chanu-KAH,’ ” Bouskila recalled. “The minute I heard that Sephardic pronunciation, I started Googling her. That night I sent an e-mail to [festival co-director] Neil [Sheff] saying, ‘I think I’ve found our honoree.’ ”
As it happened, a board member of the SEC was a close friend of the wardrobe manager for “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Through that connection, the SEC reached out to Ruah, who met with Bouskila and Sheff. The actress was flattered at the invitation, but puzzled, professing to consider herself unworthy yet of any career recognition.
“ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ is sort of like the first big thing I’ve ever done here,” Ruah said. “I was so taken aback by this wonderful offer, so to speak, that I was, like, ‘Are you sure?’ They were so sweet. They said, ‘This is more that we’re proud you’re of Sephardic Jewish descent. We’re proud of where you are and where you’re going.’ ”
Confirmed Bouskila, “If Jews are very tribal, Sephardic Jews are even more tribal in pride over our own. She deserves it. It’s a big deal.”