How Did ‘NCIS”s Newest Recruit Celebrate Landing the Gig?
Emily Wickersham may be the newest series regular on one of the biggest shows on television, but you’d never know it by how she celebrated getting the gig.
The rising star, who appeared on “The Sopranos" and "The Bridge," before landing her role as Ellie Bishop on the CBS hit, “NCIS,” told “omg! Insider" co-anchor Kevin Frazier during a visit to the set that she didn’t exactly go running out to buy a fancy car or a million-dollar home when she learned the news that her three-episode arc had been upgraded to a full time series regular job.
"I was at home learning my lines," she said. "I did celebrate this past weekend. I’m a homebody so I was at home, had a glass of wine, smiling."
The blond bombshell is replacing Cote de Pablo, who played the role of Ziva on the series from 2005 (season 3) until her departure this fall after two episodes (season 11). But, despite being a newbie on the set and filling the big shoes of a beloved character, Wickersham admitted she already feels like a part of the family. “It’s been wonderful, I feel so lucky to be here.”
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