Is cote de pablo dating michael weatherly
Gibbs manages to have Ziva and Mc Gee transferred back to the team in the premiere, but Tony is still acting as agent afloat on the USS Seahawk.In the following episode, Ziva accompanies Gibbs onto the Seahawk as part of a murder investigation and notices that Tony has pictures of her in a bikini pinned up in his room.
De Pablo relayed, "We're going to play around with the idea that it could possibly be real love, and see how [he] deals with it." Working independently, he draws ire from the agency when he kills suspects rather than bringing them in for questioning.Frequently referred to by the portmanteau "Tiva" (for Tony and Ziva), the characters' flirtation and the idea of them eventually beginning a relationship became a subject of interest among viewers, and by 2010, TV Guide reported that "many fans have become obsessed with the romantic tension between Weatherly's character and co-worker Ziva".Focus and media coverage on the pair escalated over the years, particularly after NCIS became the most watched television series in America during its tenth season.In this case, we'll have opportunity to see both of those things take place. I think it will only make their connection stronger, as they learn a lot more about each other." "Well, with the underworld of espionage, you would never really know.They could easily have been paired and had to be in love and then had to learn to love each other....The character is portrayed as "complex": he is a former Baltimore homicide detective with a "heroic spirit" She later said in an interview, "He totally did it with the other [actresses]. But I got lucky and got the part because I responded the way they felt was right." Co-executive producer Charles Floyd Johnson commented, "When you get actors who really listen and respond organically in the moment to what they're hearing, sometimes magic happens.
One other girl sort of flirted back with him, and she was sort of open. They really seemed to get that immediately, and that doesn't always happen." De Pablo commented, "Michael and I talked about all of those scenes right before we did them. In our minds, we thought the characters weren't faking anything. Then all of the sudden after that, they saw each other in a different light." "This episode was so much fun to shoot.
Cote de Pablo, who plays Ziva, came to me right before we were shooting the first scene where we kissed, and said, 'I've never kissed anyone on camera before.' I was expecting this timid little bird kiss, like a little peck, but she was like a lioness—she practically ate my head off! We were told to really have fun with it, they wanted a sexy thing happening, and Cote delivered. And let's be honest, three out of the four letters in 'TIVA' are from Ziva, so what is the 'T' then? I don't think so." She elaborated in another interview, "My character has sort of this understated flirtation with Michael's character, Tony.
She gets jealous, but I think she would never admit it or hook up with someone in the workplace. He is the epitome of the American man and all of the things that come out of his mouth are brutally stupid." When she initially goes to the Israeli embassy to report their deaths, which she witnessed, Mossad Officer Michael Bashan asks her directly, "Did you or did you not sleep with him?
The way I've always approached it is that Rivkin loves Ziva. [Executive producer] Shane [Brennan] is a genius, so it's been a great pleasure to just go along for this ride.
They've always wanted to add some suspense and mystery to all of it, but I would always say to the directors, 'How could I not love her? I'm excited to watch the finale [airing May 19] myself just to see how it all plays out!
" In response to her confusion, Bashan tells her that he knows that Tony has been visiting her apartment at least once a week for the past three months and that Mossad officers have been spying on her, evidently on orders from her father, Mossad Director Eli David.