Did you know that an NCIS star and a Yellowstone villain have worked together on another iconic show?
In a new Instagram post shared on Sunday, December 5, Law shared a selfie with Yellowstone alum Neal McDonough. The pair attended Comic-Con Los Angeles together to relive their Arrow glory days.
McDonough portrayed Damien Darhk who was the leader of H.I.V.E. He was also the former best friend of Ra’s al Ghul and a member of The League of Assassins. The NCIS star played the role of Nyssa Raatko/Nyssa al Ghul.
“Nyssa didn’t necessarily grow up with what she perceived [as] a bad childhood,” Law told Telltale TV of her character. “She grew up knowing that this was her place in the world. What she was meant to be. She was the Heir to the Demon, and eventually, she would be the Demon’s Head. She always knew her place, and everything she did was in pursuit of that goal — to eventually be the head of the League of Assassins.”
Meanwhile, McDonough “always gravitated more towards the fun villain.” The best part? “I’m making a wonderful living at it,” he told The Los Angeles Times.
“We’re starting fresh with Darhk, which is great, so we can go anywhere we want,” he explained back in 2015. “Later on in the series, we’re going to do all these flashbacks to show where he was and how he became who he is today. It’s great to not have to say, ‘I’m Lex Luthor, well how am I going to beat Gene Hackman in that one?’ I’m glad that Darhk is not a very well-known DC entity.”
An Unusual ‘NCIS’ Bonding
Believe it or not, Jimmy Palmer and Donald “Ducky” Mallard are much like their actors in real life. NCIS star Mark Harmon recalled when David McCallum (Ducky) and Brian Dietzen (Palmer) bonded over a real-life autopsy.
“I remember [Brian] coming in that first day, and I remember David talking to Brian a little bit,” Mark Harmon recalled to The List. “And I remember David at the end of whatever it was the first day, saying to Brian, ‘Hey, you wanna come with me to do an autopsy?’”
Ironically, the NCIS professor would often invite people to watch autopsies, especially when it pertained to their characters. He even got the nickname Dr. Death after becoming fascinated with how the human anatomy works.
“I remember thinking, ‘Oh, David’s inviting him to an autopsy,’” Mark Harmon continued. “This is like a test, number one. But he wouldn’t invite him if he didn’t like him, and didn’t find something in him.”
When Dietzen accepted the television icon’s invitation, their bond was immediately formed. This also meant that he was officially welcoming him into the cast and his role.
“And Brian right away went, ‘Absolutely!’” Harmon added.“And they were off. I thought, ‘Wow, commitment.’ And there they are.’”