‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Says Show Feels like ‘Platoon Meets Jurassic Park’

by Samantha Whidden

With her new series NCIS: Hawai’i set to premiere later this month, Vanessa Lachey is now sharing more details about the highly-anticipated show. 

Per TVInsider, a recent interview with TV Guide saw Vanessa Lachey give a very interesting description for NCIS: Hawai’i. “I feel like I’m in a movie: Platoon meets Jurassic Park,” Lachey stated.

Tennant is actually the first female lead in the NCIS franchise’s history. Not only will she be juggling her role as head of NCIS Pearl Harbor, but she also has to handle being a single mother. 

She also described her character, Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant.

“She is a strong woman doing it all: running this team, raising two children, giving herself credit and respect everything she’s done to get here,” Lachey reveals while speaking about her NCIS character. 

In regards to what fans can expect from NCIS: Hawai’i series premiere, Lachey goes on to add that there will be some action. “There’s a massive fight scene, and I had the best time!”

The interview with TV Insider comes just weeks after Vanessa Lachey took to her Instagram to share a sneak people of NCIS: Hawai’i’s series premiere. “Jane Tennant reporting for duty! Here’s an exclusive look at the first @ncishawaiicbs trailer that will air tonight. Not gonna lie, I cried when I saw it, but happy tough kick a– tears! Haha. #NCIShawaii premieres September 20th ❤️🤙🏽”

NCIS: Hawaii is set to premiere on September 20th at 10/9c on CBS. With Lachey, Noah Mills, Tori Anderson, Yasmine Al-Bustami, and Kian Talan are starring on the show. 

Vanessa Lachey Reveals How Her Military BRAT Roots Were Actually Helpful During ’NCIS: Hawai’i’ Shooting 

While chatting with TV Insider last month, Lachey reveals how she used her military BRAT roots while filming NCIS: Hawai’i. “What people don’t know If that the acronym BRAT stands for Born Raised and Trained. I was born in an Air Force base in the Philippines and my dad was almost 30 years in the Air Force.”

Lachey also stated that while the military BRAT aspects were helpful for her, there’s still a layer of being in the military that not everyone can learn. “I understand because I firsthand lived with sacrifices that my father made for us and for the country. It definitely runs in my blood.”

In regards to her character, Lachey goes on to share that the character does everything besides sitting behind a desk. “She’s out there and yes she asks her team to help out. She’s [all about] love of country and love of family. So I love that I get to bring that to the screen for everyone to watch.”