‘NCIS’ Star Wilmer Valderrama Urges Fans to Have ‘Audacity to Believe’ in Motivational Message

by Madison Miller
Photo by: Mat Hayward/Getty Images for The Latinx House

“NCIS” star Wilmer Valderrama seems to have missed out on “Motivational Monday” yesterday, but it looks like he’s living up his own “Thoughtful Tuesday” of sorts.

Valderrama posted on Instagram and directly spoke to his fans.

Wilmer Valderrama Inspirational Message to Fans

“There has been one consistent truth in my life, YOU have to believe it’s possible … only you can make it all real! You will find beautiful souls that will remind you of the potential of your self commitment… and even inspire you to have accountability, but YOU have to be determined to never let yourself down.. be focused to KNOW that as long as YOU put the hours, and get up earlier than your doubts.. you will continue to hack the laws of possibilities and find the path to overcome and achieve. Nothing I’m proud of ever realized without the audacity to believe,” the “NCIS” special agent wrote.

He accompanied the post with a recent picture from “Jay Leno’s Garage.” During his appearance on the show, Valderrama showed off his Vista Cruiser that he bought off the set of “That 70s Show” for only $500 at the time.

His motivational message makes sense given his appearance on the show recently. The “NCIS” star got incredibly emotional just thinking about how much his life has changed since he was an 18-year-old playing Fez on “That 70s Show.”

“I wanted to keep that because every time I get in the car, I get a little emotional about it because I was about to turn 18 when I booked That ’70s Show. I think, like any immigrant family, we came here to work and getting That ’70s Show was exactly what every generation has experienced in America. That’s when I knew everything was possible. And all I had to do was never get fired!” he said while on the show.

‘NCIS’ Star Disney Movie

Recently, Valderrama set aside his “NCIS” badge to star in a far less serious and dramatic role. He took part in a new animated Disney movie called “Encanto.”

It follows the Madrigal family as they live their lives in the magical town called Encanto in Colombia. Stephanie Beatriz also has a role in the film. Her character is the only one without powers, but she embarks on a mission to save the rest of her family’s special powers.

The movie features an all Latinx cast and has songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. For Valderrama, he can’t wait for his daughter Nakano to get to experience the message of the movie.

“I think we’ll remember this movie later as one of those films that set the bar so high and interpreted culture onscreen, that I hope it creates a parade of amazing stories that explores all the different cultures that we should discover, learn from and appreciate. I hope that she sees this as like the beginning of whoever she wants to be as she gets older,” Valderrama said, according to ET Online.