Pauley Perrette of NCIS Declares She Will Not Get Married "Until Marriage Laws Are For Everyone," Friday 10/5 on The Jeff Probst Show.Actress, philanthropist and star of the CBS hit series “NCIS,” Pauley Perrette visits The Jeff Probst Show, Friday, October 5.
Perrette tells Jeff about her career, how she became obsessed with crime at an early age (“solving not committing”) and how she helped John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted” capture real-life killers – including the man who murdered one of her own friends.
Later in the show, Perrette is joined by her fiancée, Thomas Arklie, and tells Jeff they do not plan to marry “until marriage laws are for everybody.”
On becoming obsessed with crime:
“I studied sociology, psychology, criminal science, and yeah, I've always been really obsessed with crime, but solving not committing.” “I was in Georgia when I was young during the Atlanta child murders…(kids) were being killed and thrown into the Chattahoochee River and my street backed straight up to the Chattahoochee River. It was really, really frightening to be a child back then…so that affected me”
On working with John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted”:
“I love John Walsh, I consider him an American hero…I ended up working with him because I started posting rewards for unsolved child murders…I called 'em up and I'm like ‘Can I donate a reward for that?’ I didn't know if you could and they were like ‘I don't know, let's see’…I ended up going on the road with America's Most Wanted all summer.”
On helping to solve the murder of a friend:
“I have a friend named Lisa who lived in Detroit…after I got back from working with ‘America's Most Wanted’ she went back to Detroit and she was murdered…we profiled Lisa's case on there and we got him.”
On the origin of her character, Abby’s look:
“Even though I have quite a bit of ink myself, mine can be hidden. But (Executive Producer Donald Bellisario) wanted a tattoo that was visible at all times, no matter what I was wearing, so then I ended up with a giant spider web across my neck and then the first day of shooting, ten years ago, I had just gotten out of the shower and I had my hair in pony tails to dry it…I got out of my car and my producer, Mark Horowitz, went, ‘That's it. That’s Abby's hair.’ So now, I can't wear ponytails anymore in my real life but that's how that happened.”
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