‘NCIS’: This Actress Almost Played Sasha Alexander’s Kate Todd

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sasha Alexander

Sasha
Alexander
is finest recognized for enjoying Agent Caitlin “Kate” Todd on NCIS.
Although followers liked her on this position and had been unhappy to see her go, she virtually
didn’t play this character. There was one other well-known actress who might have
had her spot subsequent to actors Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon. Here’s
every thing Showbiz Cheat Sheet is aware of concerning the actress who virtually performed Kate
Todd on NCIS.

Sasha Alexander’s ‘NCIS’ position

Sasha Alexander | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
Sasha Alexander | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Sasha Alexander performed agent Caitlin “Kate” Todd on NCIS
from 2003 to 2005. Her character was killed throughout season 2, episode 23. During
the ultimate scene, Kate is shot within the head. Co-star Michael Weatherly instructed
CBS a shaggy dog story about how he flinched on display proper earlier than Alexander’s
character is shot. Weatherly stated he was making an attempt to organize for being hit with
faux blood splatter.

NCIS creator Don Bellisario instructed the Chicago
Tribune
he needed to take a special route after Kate was written
out of the present. He stated the character was “too uptight,” so he was searching for
somebody who was a bit extra lighthearted. “Kate was sort of uptight, and I would like
to herald any individual who doesn’t reside by the three-button rule for ladies in
business,” Bellisario instructed the publication.

The actress who virtually performed Kate Todd

Lauren Holly almost played the role of Kate Todd on NCIS | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicLauren Holly almost played the role of Kate Todd on NCIS | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
Lauren Holly virtually performed the position of Kate Todd on NCIS | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

The actress who virtually performed Kate Todd is none apart from Lauren Holly. She was initially thought of for the position when Alexander was within the working. Holly finally went on to play Director Jenny Shepard. During an interview with CBS, Harmon says he wasn’t stunned when he heard Holly was being thought of for the position of Shepard as a result of her title had come up earlier than:

 I had heard Lauren’s title initially introduced up right here after they had been initially making an attempt to interchange the very first lady that was a part of NCIS within the very starting. At the time that Sasha was employed, Lauren was in that blend to play that position. And the truth that her title got here again up once more for the position of Jenny Shepard didn’t shock me rather a lot. But I knew that she would carry one thing very totally different to the position not solely as a result of she’s feminine, however due to what she has as an actress.

Lauren Holly says she’s fortunate to have had such an incredible expertise on ‘NCIS’

Back in 2006, Holly instructed CBS she had an incredible expertise on the
set of NCIS. One factor that helped was that the folks on the solid had
comparable personalities. She says this helped everybody gel and work collectively effectively.
“I’ve been fairly lucky within the work experiences that I’ve had on hour
dramas, however the attention-grabbing factor about this present is we’re all considerably of a
misfit as a persona,” Holly stated. “We all the time joke about this, and in some way,
we’ve all ended up right here collectively, and there simply couldn’t be a greater gel of
all our little misfit personalities becoming. It’s been implausible.”

Read extra: ‘NCIS’:
Why Did Lauren Holly Leave the Show?

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