While the return of NCIS and its seventh season is still a good four months away, Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo recently talked to ET Online about their team-up, and how it has further boosted the popularity of the already highly rated show. Their on-screen chemistry, after all, is one of the reasons why the series is such a hit.
"They want to know how hot [she is], says Weatherly, when asked about the one thing that he is asked most often about his partner. "I had a guy at the airport and he was all about the Ziva. He wanted to know if Ziva is dangerous and sexually charged."
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Weatherly, who plays Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, and de Pablo, who plays Officer Ziva David, a Mossad agent from Israel on loan to NCIS, apparently clicked, if their new Tiva nickname courtesy of loyal NCIS
fans were any indication. The 29-year-old Chilean-American actress admits, however, that it didn't start rosily with Weatherly when she suspected that he was out to sabotage her audition for some reason.
"I walked in and there was another girl auditioning, so two people were testing for the part, and she went in first. She was kind of flirty with [Michael] and I wasn't. Halfway through the audition [Michael] leaned over and grabbed my hair and did something off book, which he often does and I did not because I come from New York and the theatre."
After the audition, though, executive producer Donald Bellisario asked Weatherly to give the New York resident and therefore car-less de Pablo for a lift, which he willfully said yes to, and that's when things started to get better. In a separate interview, meanwhile, de Pablo reminded everyone that Tiva already kissed on the first season of the show.- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: ET Online
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