cast of NCIS:LA talks Chris directing debut

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.


February 22, 2013 • Posted by judy • NCIS: LA, NewsLeave a Reply

Daniela to be awarded at the “11th Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival” Nov. 11th 2012

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.”

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November 11, 2012 • Posted by judy • NewsLeave a Reply

3×01 Lange, H – BTS Photos

Photos were posted by Daniela on her twitter.

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October 31, 2012 • Posted by judy • Media, NCIS: LA, News, TV Appearances1 Comment

Daniela on Jeff Probst show

Daniela recently guested on the Jeff Probst show…heres the interview:

October 31, 2012 • Posted by judy • NCIS: LA, News, TV AppearancesLeave a Reply

Nother promo for Endgame

thans to Ladies of NCISLA for posting the clip 🙂

September 5, 2012 • Posted by judy • Media, NCIS: LALeave a Reply

Endgame promo

FInally it has aired….Here is a short promo for the 401 Endgame which will air Tue 25th of Sept

September 5, 2012 • Posted by judy • UncategorizedLeave a Reply

Tons of TCA event pics of Daniela

Daniela recently attended the CBS TCA’s with her cast mates Eric Christian Olsen,Chris O’donnell, Ll Cool J,Rene Felic Smith, and Barrett Foa. Daniela and Eric also tweeted about the TCA and took some funny pics and looked amazing as always 🙂 They are in the gallery incase people didnt know.

Appearance/Events > 2012 > CBS/TCA UPFRONT – there are HQ ones and MQ ones mixed in.

August 3, 2012 • Posted by judy • GalleryLeave a Reply

Portuguese Dubbed version of BRAVE

Finally there is a uploaded version of Daniela voicing the lead character in the Disney Movie BRAVE for the Portuguese fans, the trailer has her dubbing the voice of Princess Merida for the Portuguese version of the movie and she sounds amazing 🙂

thanks to danielaruah webs for uploading it and doing such a fabulous job 🙂 <3

August 3, 2012 • Posted by judy • News2 Comments

On NCIS: LA, Mom’s the Word

Mother’s Day will come early this season on NCIS: Los Angeles, when the women who brought unto the world cast members Chris O’Donnell and Daniela Ruah guest-star on the CBS procedural.
No details have been released on whom exactly O’Donnell’s mom, Julie, and Ruah’s, Catarina (based out of Portugal), will play, though one can rule out Callen and Kensi’s own mothers, since they’ve already been accounted for on the show.
Instead, CBS is only saying the ladies will appear in a scene that was “hand-picked by executive producer Shane Brennan” — whom I will be speaking with this evening at CBS’ TCA summer press tour cocktail party, so if you’ve got burning questions, fire away in Comments.
Season 4 of NCIS: LA premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25.

SOURCE:tv line

July 29, 2012 • Posted by judy • NewsLeave a Reply