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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Renée Felice Smith Gives Look at Untraditional Thanksgiving Meal

by Chase Thomas
(Photo by Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagic)

Happy Thanksgiving, Outsiders. Every family has its own take on the holiday season and how they show thanks and gratitude. NCIS: Los Angeles star Renee Felice Smith also has her own unique take on Thanksgiving, and took to her personal Instagram to show her adorable food spread.

In the photo, you see a container filled with healthy choices that include oranges, grapes nuts, cheese and so many other choices.

Above, you a cool little item that reads, “You’e entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” This is a quote via Lewis Carroll.

Fans loved the selection as one fan wrote, “This is messed up good.”

Another wrote, “Happy Thanksgiving to you guys too! I hope you enjoyed ❤️.”

Why Did Smith Leave ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

It was a tough moment both for Smith and fans of NCIS: Los Angeles. After so many years on the show, Smith departed, after the season 11 finale of the program.

Smith spoke with TV Line about the departure where she said, “Well, I think it’s complicated. I mean, I think that I’ve been ready for my next chapter for a while now, in whatever form it will take. But it’s surely to be centered around storytelling. I hesitate to be part of the ‘cliché actress’ calling herself a storyteller, but I really am one. I’m a writer. I’m a director. We are developing television currently. We have another indie in the works. I want to tell compelling stories, poignant stories that offer an escape and chance of reflection for the viewer, so that’s where my focus is.”

Smith makes it clear from the interview that she was looking to move on for the show for a while. From her perspective, it sounds like she wanted to do other projects and venture out from the NCIS: Los Angeles bubble.

Still, was it too soon for Nell’s character? Because she became such a bigger factor on the show as the years progressed, it made sense that she become even more of an important character as time went on, not depart. Smith continued, “She’s a person that’s not only intelligent but she has emotional intelligence, and that has been such a gift for me as an actor to play. I’ve just loved her evolution, really. She started as a sidekick and she really, quite effectively, was the boss this year, and I had a fantastic time playing it.”

That’s a great way of putting it, huh, Outsiders? Nell really did begin as a secondary piece on the show, but she came a long way over time and became a boss. So, at the very least, we did get to see the character evolve and get to that final position before it all ended.