EXCLUSIVE: Pauley Perrette aka Abby Sciuto Talks NCIS Season 8

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette, who plays the resident forensic specialist Abby Sciuto on NCIS, graciously answered a few questions from Daemon’s TV about what fans can expect from this eighth season of NCIS and also gave up a few tidbits about her character including something we didn’t know about Abby. Enjoy!

NCIS is now entering its eight season. How does it feel to have seven successful seasons under your belt?

Pauley Perrette: Grateful, is how I feel. I’ll go ahead and say that Season 8 is so good that I can’t wait for the fans to see it! To be able to play the iconic character of Abby on a show where the entire cast and crew is still excited and in love with the show is a blessing that comes along… Like never. People always say it looks like we are having so much fun, and we are! It’s great. I’m grateful.

Last season ended with quite a cliffanger, can you tease anything about what we can expect in the season 8 premiere?

Pauley Perrette: The season 8 premiere, airing this tuesday, Sept. 21, starts with a BANG, gives everything the fans could hope for and more. Don’t miss a beat, a second… it’s all in there.

What can viewers expect for Abby for this season? There is talk of a potential backstory for her. Can you expand a little on that?

Pauley Perrette: I too would like an Abby back story. Only the writers and producers know what’s coming. The actors get the scripts just before we shoot them. There is an Abby Heavy episode the first week of November sweeps. Just finished it. I’m exhausted, but the fans will LOVE it!

Gibbs is famous for having rules. Does Abby have any rules of her own that we should know about?

Pauley Perrette: Abby is very tidy. Abby does not like anyone to touch her equipment. Abby believes in loyalty, honesty and for Gibbs to never break one of his rules. Abby and Gibbs are very similar in being rule oriented.

Tell us something about Abby that no one has ever asked you about.

Pauley Perrette: I don’t think there is ANYTHING people haven’t asked me about Abby. People around the world are kind of obsessed with Abby. It’s such a great and fascinating character. I can say that because I didn’t invent her, just have the honor of playing her. Maybe her shoe size? (10, by the way!)

Don’t miss Pauley Perrette in the season 8 premiere of NCIS which airs on Tuesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.