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‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Reveals What She Loves About ‘Immense Opportunity’ to Play Jane Tennant

by Anna Dunn
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In a recent interview with People, Vanessa Lachey revealed what she loves about playing leading character Jane Tennant on NCIS: Hawai’i. The actress landed the dramatic role earlier this year. She is the first woman ever to lead an NCIS franchise series.

Over the past months, Lachey has expressed immense gratitude for the opportunity. In a special with People TV, she discussed her role in the show as well as her new book.

“What I love about this role and this opportunity is that it’s finally shining a light on what’s been going on all along. And that’s that women are in high positions. Multicultural women are in high positions,” she explained.

Lachey is especially grateful for the role because it’s given her the ability to show the world that these women are just like everyone else. They have everyday struggles too, but they’re still able to get the job done.

“It’s amazing that finally they are putting that on mainstream television and people get to watch it and see that we are just like everyone else. We can put our shoes on the same way and our pants on the same way. And if I can say, we kick some ass the same way.”

So for her, the fact that she’s in that role means the world.

“For me to actually be the one chosen for the is beyond a dream come true. That’s an understatement. It’s such an immense opportunity.”

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Is Currently on Hiatus, But Will Be Back Soon

Right now, fans are waiting for the show to come back on air. NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i are both taking breaks for the holidays and aren’t releasing new episodes. NCIS: Hawai’i will finally return next week and will follow quite the episode.

The episode is set to follow a case involving environmental activism and billionaires. Definitely does not sound easy to navigate, but there also may be something exciting going on in Jane Tennant’s personal life. It looks like Tennant may finally agree to a date with Captain Joe Millius. In a previous episode, she refused him, much to the chagrin of fans.

But she had good reason. She’s worked hard to get where she is. And she felt that going on a Date with Milius, her superior in a sense, would potentially reflect poorly on her. It’s hard to tell what changes her mind, but fans love Milius, so the episode should be exciting.

If you want to catch up on NCIS: Hawai’i, the episodes released so far are on Hulu. If you want to catch up on episodes as they come out, tune in to CBS on Monday, November 29th, at 10/9 Central following a new episode of NCIS.