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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I heard that NCIS is going to do another spinoff. Any info, please? And are any of the current cast moving to it? –Donald
As previously reported, the prospective offshoot is set in New Orleans and will be introduced via a spring 2014 episode of the mothership. As for its cast, Gary Glasberg – who is exec-producing the planted pilot with NCIS frontman Mark Harmon – says will “absolutely” be opportunities for familiar faces to swing by NOLA. When I then passed along a reader’s suggestion that CGIS Agent Borin (played by Diane Neal) — whom Gibbs recently sorta-offered a job — be part of the spin-off’s cast, Glasberg hedged, “I haven’t quite put [the list of characters] together yet, but that is an interesting idea!” Speaking of which….
Forget the character Bishop — bring Diane Neal on as an NCIS regular! She has great chemistry with the cast. Please tell me we will see more of her character. –Robin
When I, too, shared with show boss Gary Glasberg my enjoyment of Neal’s most recent visit, he joined in on the fanning. “I really appreciate the fact that everyone responds so well to the guest stars that come in, and Diane Neal is more than that — she’s a part of this family, and we will continue to use her. To have her come back is super-important, and we’ll continue to do that.”