Such an important and interesting chat!
If you want to watch it again, or if you missed it yesterday, you can now watch/rewatch the full LIVE on the video below.
In honor of Women’s History month coming up, we were so excited to kick off our very first ‘Coffee With Bāeo’ LIVE with actor, director and mama of two, Daniela Ruah.
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AFTER CALLEN RECEIVES A CRYPTIC MESSAGE FROM HETTY, HE TRACKS DOWN THE PERSON TAILING HIM, BRINGING HIM TO A REMOTE LOCATION TEEMING WITH RUSSIANS…AND FACE TO FACE WITH ANNA, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, FEB. 28
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” – After Callen receives a cryptic message from Hetty, he tracks down the person tailing him, bringing him to a remote location teeming with Russians… and face to face with Anna, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Feb. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Source: CBS Press Express
Daniela and Eric talked to ET this week about Daniela´s directorial debut experience and the possibility of a new “NCIS” franchise: NCIS: Hawaii.
“I think it’s an exciting opportunity because, listen, Hawaii is Hawaii. And if there’s anything that we want to watch on TV, it’s people in paradise running around catching bad guys,” Olsen told ET, adding that the spinoff hasn’t been cast yet. “I think it’s a great opportunity for an expansion of the franchise.”
“Yeah,” Ruah agreed. “And we obviously know that the recipe for this franchise has worked quite nicely. I mean, we have 18 seasons [for NCIS], 12 seasons [for NCIS: LA], seven for New Orleans and now a new one’s coming. It’s an attractive franchise. So hopefully they’ll do great.”
On Tuesday, news surfaced that CBS was developing a new spinoff set in Hawaii. The following day, it was announced NCIS: NOLAwould be ending after its current seventh season, likely paving the way for the upcoming Hawaii shoIs NCIS about to add Hawaii to the mix?
NCIS: Los Angeles stars Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen opened up about the possibility of welcoming a new spinoff into the NCIS family, telling ET’s Matt Cohen earlier this week that they’re excited about the prospect.
Ruah and Olsen, who play a married couple on NCIS: LA and in real life are in-laws, were promoting Sunday’s episode, for which Ruah makes her directorial debut.
“This was more of a newborn passion that stemmed from opportunity. I’m in a position where I’ve been on a show for a long time and it is in fact really hard to get into directing on network television and after a few friends talking to me and explaining these things to me, it was like, ‘You know, you’re right. If I don’t grab this opportunity now, I may never have it again,'” Ruah said. “It just so happens that I fell in love with it. So I plan on continuing creating this parallel career with acting, which is my primary passion, but I but I really loved [directing].”
“In terms of challenges, I don’t know if the word is challenge, it was more that I got to see and learn things that I never noticed before,” she said. “I always appreciated everybody’s jobs but now I got to see it from a [different] perspective. You see where all their work gets created in the prep and I got to see that for the first time and it was really wonderful. I learned a lot. My colleagues were really supportive, really, really supportive, so it made everything easier.”
Olsen praised Ruah’s first turn in the director’s chair, crediting her for being aware of every moment on set.
“I came home after four days and [my wife] was like, ‘So how’s it going? How’s Dani?’ And I was like, ‘She’s great. She’s handling everything really well, she’s exceeding all expectations, she’s able to pivot because she’s prepped really well. She knows what shots she wants, she knows when she’s got it, she knows when she’s ready to move on. She gives good notes, she’s aware of what she’s doing from a camera perspective, so I think she’s gonna have all the pieces she needs from editing. She’s great.'”
“It’s a difficult transition from an acting perspective. You really can be singular about what you’re doing and as a director you have to be the ultimate in multitasking because you have to do 15 things at once and sometimes that’s difficult. I think Dani hustled so much in prep that she was so prepared that when things were going easy, she kept rolling and when things had to pivot in the moment, she was so well-prepared that she was able to do so and still get her days and get her shots. I think the episode is a testament to that because it’s one of the strongest of the year.”
NCIS: LA airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Article by Jay Bobbin
Feb. 20th 2021
This Sunday, Daniela Ruah not only stars in “NCIS: Los Angeles,” she calls the shots on the CBS show. She talks with us about directing for the first time.
For a series star who wants to get into directing, starting with his or her own series is a good and logical move.
It’s an automatic bonus to know the cast, crew and characters in calling the shots for the first time… as Daniela Ruah did in making the Sunday, Feb. 21, episode of the CBS drama “NCIS: Los Angeles,” now in its 12th season. Though some actors are less evident in front of the camera while they’re also serving as director, Ruah’s Kensi Blye has a substantial role as fellow NCIS agent Callen (Chris O’Donnell) is accused of being a Russian spy during a mission.
“It was something that took me a while to realize I wanted to do,” the friendly Ruah says of her first job behind the cameras. “People will say that their passion has always been to do this or that, and that wasn’t the case with me and directing, but something clicked in the last couple of years where I just decided that I was ready to do it. Maybe it has to do with age and maturity, I don’t know, but I trust myself to do it now.”
Co-star Daniela Ruah directs a new “NCIS: Los Angeles” episode Sunday on CBS.
In preparing “to pilot this gigantic airplane,” as she refers to her directing gig, Ruah had the cushion of being extremely familiar with the vast majority of the “NCIS: Los Angeles” team she’d be guiding. “This is the place to do it,” she confirms, noting that executive producer R. Scott Gemmill “very much kept me in the loop as he was writing the episode. He gave me every advantage possible to do this right, including having the holidays to work on it. Usually, a director has much less time to prep an episode.”
Still, Ruah has the shorthand of having been an “NCIS: Los Angeles” cast member from the start. She allows that was a particular help to her in working during the coronavirus pandemic, yet she explains under any circumstances, debuting as a director “is like being a first-time parent. It’s all you know, so as much as I know that this is a very complicated time, you feel safer having rules and parameters than having a wide open space where you can get lost.”
“NCIS: Los Angeles” is a literal family affair for Ruah in one way, since she’s married to the brother of her on-screen husband, Eric Christian Olsen (alias the show’s Marty Deeks). She and Eric’s stunt double David Olsen have two young children, and she reports, “Our lifestyle as parents is very much 50/50. He was so excited about me directing, he said, ‘Whatever you need.’ And he’s in my episode, so it was really fun to direct him, too.”
Thanks to Bea for the video!
Thursday on “The Talk” Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah dish on the upcoming “NCIS: Los Angeles” episode directed by Ruah. Christian reveals, “Everything is going on in this episode. Callen [Chris O’Donnell] is accused of being a double agent. There’s a big reveal at the end that I can’t reveal now…there’s a fashion show. I think I’m shirtless through half of it. I mean, it’s everything that everybody wanted.”
On her directorial debut, Ruah shares, “It is a huge amount of responsibility, but the best thing about it is that I have a team of incredibly talented department heads and everyone else that works below them, that make the dream that is this show come true. And, so the main thing I learned basically was to delegate, and not micromanage everything, because they know exactly what they are doing. So all I have to do is convey an idea of what I’d like it to look like and feel like, and they just get it done.” She adds, “Being an actor on this show for so long, I mean, where else would I ever have this experience be my first, it has to be here. And so now I feel like I’ve learned a little bit, there’s a lot still that I need to learn, but you know, hopefully this becomes a parallel career for me.”
ET spoke with co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Daniela Ruah about ‘Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2021,’ which aired Feb 3rd on CBS.
This is it! Daniela´s very own episode!!! Gotta love those words…”Episode Directed by Series Star Daniela Ruah”
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WHEN CALLEN GOES TO THE NATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM CENTER ON THE PRETEXT OF INTERROGATING A RUSSIAN ASSET FROM A PAST CASE, HE IS DETAINED AND ACCUSED OF BEING A RUSSIAN ASSET, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” SUNDAY, FEB. 21
Episode Directed by Series Star Daniela Ruah
Gerald McRaney Returns as Admiral Kilbride
“Russia, Russia, Russia” – When Callen goes to the National Counterterrorism Center on the pretext of interrogating a Russian asset from the crashed plane case he investigated months earlier, the tables are turned and he is detained, accused of being a Russian agent, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Feb. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode is directed by series star Daniela Ruah. Gerald McRaney returns as Admiral Kilbride.
WRITTEN BY: R. Scott Gemmill
DIRECTED BY: Daniela Ruah
GENRE: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Source: CBS Press Express