‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star LL Cool J Continues Living His Best Life on Yacht Vacation with Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson

by John Jamison
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A vacation with Samuel L. Jackson and Magic Johnson on the French Riviera? It sounds like a movie already. “NCIS: Los Angeles” mainstay LL Cool J is apparently playing the lead role in that movie. He recently posted a series of pictures and videos to Instagram, giving fans a look at his most recent vacation.

Over the past decade, LL Cool J has been portraying NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the long-running show. He has appeared in 280 episodes of “NCIS: Los Angeles” during that time. In the fall of 2021, the 13th season of the show will premiere. LL Cool J is set to return alongside Chris O’Donnell. But in the meantime, the actor is living it up in St. Tropez.

“Live your life and laugh a lot.. be grateful for it all..” the caption reads.

The ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star’s Vacation Continues

With a hit TV show, company like this, and a Mediterranean vacation, LL Cool J is feeling grateful. And who wouldn’t be? He’s been on a European adventure.

In the first video, LL Cool J and his vacation companions sit around a table at Le CLub 55 Restaurant in St. Tropez, France. The camera pans across the table to reveal both Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson. The entire group laughs hysterically, and naturally, Samuel L. Jackson’s familiar chuckle cuts through.

In the next clip, the “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor and rapper had a little jam session with the ensemble performing at the restaurant. He throws some ad-libs in during a performance of James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”

Next are a few pictures of some of the delicious-looking fare the group is set to enjoy for dinner, and they wouldn’t be complete without what looks to be the waiter holding the platter between Magic Johnson and LL Cool J.

Finally, we arrive at the biggest flex of all. The “NCIS: Los Angeles” star takes a selfie video from the deck of a yacht and doesn’t say a word. He just turns so we can see the full backdrop. And the setting is stunning, to say the least.

Co-Star Chris O’Donnell on the Nature of LL Cool J

As long as “NCIS: Los Angeles” has been on TV, Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J have been working together. The two play partners G. Callen and Sam Hanna, and they have since 2009.

More than 10 years later, the pair have learned plenty about each other. And O’Donnell is constantly impressed with his co-star’s ability to adapt.

“I think that what he’s done throughout his career, the longevity he’s hand, and the ability to reinvent himself in so many different ways and to have his toe in so many different areas of the business, and other businesses,” O’Donnell told Entertainment Tonight Canada in February.

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