Man of steel
Chris o’donnell is having the time of his life as crime-fighting Special Agent g callen on action series ncis: la.
ncis: los angeles Season 1 Mondays SABC3 21:30
In the high-stakes world of criminal capers, the ncis: la (2009-current) team have their work cut out. and leading the team of elite crimebusters is special agent in charge g callen, played by chris o’donnell. g and his partner sam hanna (played by rapper ll cool j) are an almost unstoppable force as they face off with the criminal underworld using guns, trained techniques and a touch of humour. the two actors’ dynamic-duo chemistry is partially responsible for the show’s success – it’s got six sizzling seasons so far!
The rapport between G and Sam is so good. how are you guys off-screen? ll and i met for the first time filming the pilot. i didn’t know what to expect and i was trying to figure out what to call him. do i call him ll or cool j or todd [his real name is james todd smith]? he told me to call him todd and we hit it off right away. he’s incredibly easy. he’s just a regular guy, very humble and accessible. people say: “you’re working with ll cool j?” and they go nuts. they want to ask questions. i listened to his music growing up, but i didn’t know him. now, i just think of him like anybody else i’d be working with. he’s a good dude. There is so much action on the show. Were you prepared for it? some of the action is just fun to break up the pattern of what you’re doing. we’ll have days on end, working on the sound stage on sets, then we get to go out and we spend time at the disney ranch where [classic us shows] the dukes of hazzard (1979-1985) and little house on the prairie (1974-194) were shot. recently we ran around with a militia group and spent all night handcuffed to a stove. we were firing guns and having a blast. And you’re happy to give up your movie career to do the show? i wouldn’t have signed up for this if i wasn’t. i love it. i’ve been
chris and his co-star ll cool j get on like
a house on fire.