Jamie Lee Curtis to appear on 'NCIS'
Published Aug 26 2011, 10:24 BST | By Morgan Jeffery Jamie Lee Curtis
has signed up for a guest role on NCIS
The True Lies
star will play Charlotte Ryan, an employee of the Department of Defence, according to TV Line
The character, who will appear in a special two-part storyline, will serve as a romantic interest for Gibbs (Mark Harmon).
"Don't be surprised if there are sparks between Gibbs and Ryan," said NCIS
executive producer Gary Glasberg. "We're expecting some real chemistry."
Glasberg also praised Curtis's casting, calling the Halloween
actress "enormously talented".
"Jamie's shoot-from-the-hip style embodies everything we want from Ryan," he said. "[She has] humour, heart, strength, and a lot of fun. We couldn't be more excited she's here."
Curtis previously starred alongside NCIS
lead Harmon in 2003 film Freaky Friday
and has also appeared in such films as 1980's The Fog
, 1983's Trading Places
and 1988's A Fish Called Wanda
Her past television credits include ABC series Operation Petticoat
and sitcom Anything But Love
, which ran from 1989 to 1992.
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