Ah, yes. The mid-July, mid-week impromptu fireworks show in the neighbor’s backyard. The only thing more American than the Fourth of July is a surplus of festive explosives. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. “NCIS: Los Angeles” alum Renee Felice Smith witnessed the power of leftovers on Tuesday, posting a video of a nearby firework flurry on Instagram.
It was recently announced that Renee Felice Smith would not return to “NCIS: Los Angeles” next season. After contributing 11 seasons to the show, fans were saddened at the news. But the former Nell Jones actress is on to the next step in her career.
In the meantime, however, she’s driving through neighborhoods where some folks are making the most of their leftover fireworks.
“So, Tuesday? We celebrating Tuesday?” the caption reads.
To be fair, the fireworks could be for something entirely different than a belated Independence Day celebration. Tuesday is a fine day, after all. Why shouldn’t it be worthy of appreciation? Humble as it is. Whatever the case, the former “NCIS: Los Angeles” star was treated to a fun, albeit brief, firework show as she rode through the neighborhood.
What’s Next for the ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star?
From 2010 to 2021, Renee Felice Smith appeared in over 250 episodes of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” During that time, she endeared herself to the show’s audience. And she did it alongside Barrett Foa’s Eric Beale, who is also making his departure from this show this off-season. Both losses have been felt deeply among the show’s fanbase.
“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,” Smith told TV Line in May.
The two actors didn’t close the door on a potential cameo or two down the line, however. Of course, that’s all dependent on the fate of the show itself.
But Renee Felice Smith is already hard at work on her next big project. The “NCIS: Los Angeles” alum is branching out to the world of children’s literature. And she already has a published book that she can point to.
Smith and Chris Gabriel co-wrote a book called “Hugo and the Impossible Thing.” She talked about the project in a recent interview she did with “The Talk.”
“Our hope for the book is that Hugo will inspire readers, young and young at heart, to politely ignore the naysayers and really to set out and conquer their own impossible thing, whatever it may be,” Renee Felice Smith said.