Weatherly, 45, who plays Very Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the hit CBS drama, spoke with Extra host Renee Bargh hours before the airing of “Past, Present, Future” - the episode in which the show bid farewell to actress Cote de Pablo.
Cote de Pablo, who joined the cast in Season 3 as Ziva David, announced her intention to leave the show just before filming began for Season 11. The Chilean-born, Miami-raised de Pablo cited personal reasons in her decision to leave when speaking with TV Guide Magazine. That interview was published the day the NCIS season opener, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" was scheduled to air.
"Ziva David is making a transition...it was a very emotional shoot...I think it's going to be a doozy for audiences. So bring some Kleenex." - Michael Weatherly
While fans continue to have mixed feelings about de Pablo's departure, there is no doubt that "Past, Present, Future" garnered the show its usual high Nielsen ratings. NCIS was the number one drama on television last season.
Toward the end of the Extra spot, Weatherly told Bargh that he and his wife Bojana Jankovic are awaiting the imminent birth of their second child, a boy. Back in April, Weatherly announced his wife’s pregnancy on Entertainment Tonight. The Weatherlys have a daughter, Olivia, born in 2012.
Watch Michael Weatherly's Entertainment Tonight interview from April 5, 2013.
We wish the Weatherly family all the best during this exciting time! Keep an eye out for news about Michael Weatherly and other current or former cast members of NCIS.
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