Go­ing un­der­cover is nat­u­ral for this agent

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MONDAY EXTRA - – DAR­REN CARTWRIGHT

DANIELA Ruah loves play­ing un­der­cover roles in NCIS Los Angeles and spends hours at home on the com­puter do­ing her re­search. Ruah (pic­tured), who plays ju­nior field agent Kensi Blye on the hit US crime drama uses the videoshar­ing web­site YouTube as a back-up tool to study the traits of her char­ac­ters. ‘‘In the episode we are shoot­ing right now I am sit­ting at home watch­ing YouTube videos of peo­ple do­ing dif­fer­ent ac­cents to try and pick up that twang in the voice . . . or fa­cial ex­pres­sions or see what the stereo­types are.’’ NCIS LA is Ruah’s first US se­ries. Born in Bos­ton, Ruah moved to Por­tu­gal when she was five and re­turned to the US in her early-20s, land­ing the role dur­ing her first pi­lot sea­son. Al­though Ruah spends eight months of the year film­ing NCIS LA, she’s still keen to work in movies. She re­cently ap­peared in the Ge­orge Lu­cas film Red Tails.

NCIS LA: Tuesdays, 9.30pm, Ten, Ten SC.

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