You have to give the guy props. NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen looks like he can take on real-life bad guys, not just the pretend ones on TV.
Olsen showed off his physique in a kind of social media humblebrag. He posted a photo of himself working out. And he shared it with this cutline:
“Somebody felt bad for me doing dips with a baby strapped to my chest, on bar stools, whilst wearing Khakis. Thanks @thefitapp & @friendlyunicorn.”
Olsen already is back at work filming season 13 of NCIS: Los Angeles. Fans love Olsen and his character, Marty Deeks. As Deeks, Olsen offers a bit of comic relief for a crime drama. He’s serious at what he does on the show, playing a one-time lawyer turned cop turned special agent. Take what happened in the finale. A Russian crime gang kidnapped Deeks while he was on the beach with his surfboard. They didn’t want to hurt him. One of them took him to a drive-through for food. They told him their now dead boss bequeathed him the business.
Then Deeks needed to help solve who murdered a militarized dolphin. Turns out it was one of the Russian gang members who’d done it accidentally. Animal-lover Deeks made sure he paid the price.
Episode One of NCIS: Los Angeles Is Finished. Will Deeks Be Shirtless in Opening?
Rick Tunnell, a producer for NCIS: Los Angeles, recently announced that episode one of season 13 is “in the can.” Meanwhile, Olsen loves to drop hints, while giving the show’s fans plenty of behind-the-scenes details.
There was this conversation last week that the show posted on its Twitter account. Olsen is chatting with one of the show’s directors about the opening scene of season 13.
“Oh my God, you’re gonna love it, but I can’t say. It’s gonna be a stormy — dark and stormy night.” the director says. Olsen is with him. So Olsen says “Dark and stormy night? I’m already here for it. .. And then what happens?”
The director continues: “There’s chaos, things explode…” Olsen offers a suggestion: “Deeks comes in shirtless. Tell us more.”
“And then we go to the title sequence!” the director proclaims.
It’s all good stuff.
Olsen Used Lockdown to Exercise More for Role
Olsen really is pushing a shirtless Deeks in more scenes for NCIS: Los Angeles. And why not? He’s earned the screen time to show off his abs.
Olsen admitted that the Covid 19 lockdown allowed him extra time for exercise and weight lifting. Plus, he was at home, playing and taking care of his adorable young children. After all, in his latest post made Monday morning the NCIS: Los Angeles star talked about doing dips with a baby strapped to his chest.
Last week, he and his daughter were playing on the beach. He shared the photo with the caption:
“One of the benefits of heavy workouts during the pandemic is that you have the strength to huck your children higher into the sky. And that’s really the end goal of conscientious parenting, is it not?”
Stay tuned. NCIS: Los Angeles kicks off season 13, Oct. 10. And we know the opening scene will be chaos. And who knows. Maybe Deeks will be shirtless.