Star Apps: “NCIS: Los Angeles”

On CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the running and gunning are great, but now and then it’s nice to get a little comic relief from the show’s resident techies, Eric Beale and Nell Jones, played by Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith.

NCIS: Los Angeles' techno twosome Renee Felice Smith and Barrett Foa tinker with tech to fight terrorism.

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Barrett, you have a theatrical background, and Renee has a comedy background. How does that play into your roles on “NCIS: Los Angeles”? Barrett Foa: Good question. I think that we kind of bring a fun, goofy, comedic vibe to the proceedings, which is a great foil for all the action, the brawn, the blowing up of cars, and the terrorism that’s going on. You have your LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, but you also have your clowns, speaking in theater terms. I am very happy to play into that and foil the brawn. We get to be the brains and a lighter aspect on the show. It’s that workplace-comedy-meets-action-adventure drama that kind of makes the show special and work.

Renée Felice Smith: I have always been the sidekick or comedic relief on any show I’ve done, so I think it helps to brighten our show. We deal with some serious subject matter — crimes of terror — and as humans we need to loo… [Read more]

    







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