Over the past year and a half, getting interviews with Cote de Pablo in America has not exactly been an easy proposition. The actress is fairly private, and not a major contributor on social media. So finding out what she had to say about her exit from “NCIS” was not easy.
With that being said, Cote was present in California today in order to promote her new miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” and of course many questions regarding the CBS procedural started to come her way. She confirmed, per TVLine, that she has no regrets over deciding to end her time on the show after eight years. With that being said, there is a part of her that wishes her exit from the show could have taken place over a larger span of time:
“I think it was rushed. I would have liked a little bit of closure, but I think all in all I could not be more blessed, because I got a chance to be with my ‘love,’ Michael [Weatherly]. Any time you put Michael and I together there’s going to be a spark, and there’s going to be real honesty, and for that I am forever grateful, because in that sense there was a sense of conclusion as far as what [they] felt for each other.”
Meanwhile, Cote added that “under the right circumstances,” she does imagine that the future for Ziva David could be explored on the show. (We haven’t heard of any specific plans, but never say never.) She is hesitant at the moment to become a series regular on a new series, saying mostly that she does not know if she wants to sign a six-plus year contract at the start of one of them.
Above all, we’re just glad to see Cote back out there promoting something again. We’ve maintained for over a year that we will probably see Ziva again at some point, and it is mostly a question of finding the right story and the right time.
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