The cast of NCIS is focusing on the on-screen drama instead of behind-the-scenes now that Pauley Perrette has been replaced! RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal how the cast members are getting along with new star Diona Reasonover.
“So far the cast is loving working with Diona,” a source told Radar. “They seem to all get on really well with her.”
The insider added, “She is apparently a really hard worker who is passionate about the job. All good signs!”
Reasonover, 26, was promoted to full-time cast member as forensic scientist Kasie Hines after Perrette left the show.
As Radar previously reported, Perrette, 49, left the series after 15 years after her feud with co-star Mark Harmon, 66.
Harmon’s rescue dog, Dave, bit a crew member in October 2016, leaving the victim with 16 stitches.
Although the cast and crew were fine with him bringing the dog back to set, she was allegedly “furious” and “refused to listen to him,” when he tried to explain the situation.
She allegedly turned into a “diva” since the altercation.
“She refused to shoot scenes with Mark and she refused to sit on the same side of the table as him at table reads,” the source told Radar. “She even completely ignored him any time he tried to make amends.
She announced her departure from the show in October 2017.
“It is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season,” she posted on Twitter. “It was a decision I made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy everything Abby not only for the rest of the season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years. All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration… I love her as much as you do.”
After she left the series, a source told Radar that everyone on set is “more relaxed.”
“From the actors to the crew members, it’s a nicer atmosphere now that everyone gets on with each other and there’s no bad blood between anyone,” the insider said.