Star of NCIS: Los Angeles Daniela Ruah just had a birthday, and by her account, it could not have gone better. Ruah took to her personal Instagram to give a shoutout to all the good folks he reached out and sent her happy birthday messages.
In the Instagram post, you see a slideshow from Ruah growing up. You also see an awesome video giving thanks.
For the caption, Ruah wrote, “OH MY GOSH… Thank you sooooo much for such a beautiful video! All of you who participated with videos and photos and messages. You guys my heart is full today and you are all part of it.”
You can see from the messages and the note from Ruah that the messages meant a lot to her and that she has too much to be thankful for and happy about.
Daniela Ruah and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’
Ruah has excelled on the spinoff show for years now. Part of that is because of her talent, she has even directed some episodes now, but a lot of that is the “partnership” she has with the writers on the program.
Ruah spoke with Pep CH about this very thing, where she said, “That’s something that you kind of do in partnership with the writers: it’s their job to give the character obstacles and goals, and it’s my job to make them real. I try to make her [Kensi] as human as possible. I want her to react to things as much as I would, or human beings would. So I think the development of characters is very much teamwork.”
You cannot have one without the other. It’s a team game, and Ruah understands that. After so many years, she understands Kensi extremely well. However, she needs the writers to put her in spots to grow and shine.
It’s also how the cast works with one another. Daniela Ruah said, “I think the funnest days are when everybody is there, when the whole cast is there, when we’re shooting the scenes, like in the bull pen. The way we bond is when they’re moving the cameras around, or when we have a few minutes break when they’re doing something technical.” The writers and have cast have a bond, but as Ruah points out, it extends past that. They have a bond with everyone on the set which makes it all work. If the NCIS: Los Angeles cast did not get along and work on the same page like this, it would be impossible for any of it to work.