I’ve seen the majestic beauty of nature and the overwhelming perfection of it. To me, there’s nothing closer to God than that.
I like to be grounded by nature, go hiking… go to an isolated island that’s not glamorous and touristy at all.
I have to have eight hours a night. I feel that everything falls apart if you don’t sleep. If I spend four hours memorizing dialogue but don’t sleep, then the next day I will not be able to stand in front of the camera and say my lines. For me, sleep is the number one thing.
My priority is to hang out with the ones I love – my family, my loved ones.
I love music.
I’m not on Facebook. I’m not on Twitter. I know a lot of celebrities who go around complaining how little privacy they have.
I love the Discovery Channel. I love all sorts of medical shows.
Leaving ‘NCIS’ was not planned, so there is no plan. If I were panicking now, it would defeat the purpose.
As long as a character doesn’t die, the character can always come back.
I have to take care of myself because if you get sick, you still have to work. I’m not much a party animal, anyway. I lay low.
Coming from the theater, I love the adrenalin rush from working on ‘NCIS.’ You get home and you’re exhausted, but you feel like you’ve really worked.
I love the Discovery Channel. I love all sorts of medical shows. I love a show called ‘Diagnosis: Unknown.’
I’m not a technology person.
If you asked me what my dream would be – obviously, ‘NCIS’ is a dream to me – I’d like to be on a period show.
I think if education was celebrated in pop culture, we’d live in a better place.
My mom has a rare talent for being able to open up the refrigerator, and with the peas, the leftover eggs, the cream, the spinach, the cheese, and a little rice, she can just whip up incredible risotto.
I’m not on Facebook. I’m not on Twitter. I know a lot of celebrities who go around complaining how little privacy they have. And then my question to that is always, ‘Well, how much of yourself are you putting out there?’
If you are everywhere, then you’ve sacrificed the very thing that you are complaining about, which is your own privacy.
It wasn’t until I found my tribe of artists – people who were outspoken and not afraid to say what they thought, whether in a song or a dance or a piece of classical music – that I found a refuge.
I came to the States when I was ten, and that was, in many ways, very hard.
I believe that a lot of what we put in our bodies really can harm us. It’s been proven that people who eat Mediterranean and Japanese diets live for a very long time.
Cancer runs in our family. I lost my grandmother to it. There’s a saying that you meet people and instantly know them. My grandmother and I had that. The first time my heart was broken was when my grandmother passed away. I was twenty-one.
I actually speak fluent English and Spanish and… I dabble in a couple of languages, but I’m not fluent in German, Russian and Arabic.
I’m in a long-term relationship with Diego Serrano, and I’m very happy. He’s the worst influence that I have ever had in my life, and I love him for it.
I love being at home, having friends over.