'Cote de Pablo and Vik Sahay during the shoot for “NCIS.”'
Sahay filmed the role in early January and was impressed by the cast, which continues to draw record ratings in its 10th season. Nearly 23 million viewers watched Jan. 15, the show’s second highest rated episode.
"The cast is low-key, friendly and welcoming," Sahay said through his publicist. "Mark Harmon seems to make a real effort to make everyone feel equal and that really sets the tone on set."
Harmon stars with Michael Weatherly, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll, Brian Dietzen and Cote de Pablo.
"Cote is not only beautiful and talented, but also hysterically funny," Sahay said. "She’s been an absolute joy to work with and so was the rest of the cast. That many seasons into the show, I wouldn’t have expected them to be this passionate and they are downright hilarious. Fantastic way to start 2013!"