NCIS LA’s Daniela Ruah admits major change she wants to make to Kensi Blye
Kensi Blye (played by Daniela Ruah) has become one of the most beloved elements of the wildly successful NCIS franchise, having spent well over a decade on the NCIS: Los Angeles task force. Opening up about her high-profile TV role, the CBS star admitted there is still room for improvement as she teased some major developments for Kensi’s unstable family life in the upcoming seasons.
“I would attempt to make it a more healthy relationship. It started off rocky for her when she was a kid.”
Like many NCIS agents in the franchise, Kensi has a rather dark backstory that has been slowly revealed to fans over the years.
“Kensi’s story is, like, her father was murd3r3d and she ran away from home and lived on the streets for a while,” she explained.
“She gained this fierce independence and she’s self-reliable and all that stuff.”
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Unfortunately, her independence has meant she rarely makes time for her mother, from whom she is still somewhat estranged.
On the Wayne Ayers Podcast, Daniela continued: “But the relationship with the mum was kind of rocky.
“At some point, she comes home and decides to try and get closer to her mum.”
She went on to suggest her mother-in-law, Roberta Deeks (Pamela Reed) could be a shining example to Kensi if she continues to visit her son, Marty (Eric Christian Olsen), more in the new seasons.
“They’re okay, but I think I would like to explore, maybe, really creating a healthy relationship,” Daniela added.
“It’s really fun having Deeks’ mum on the show, and I adore her. I think Kensi has started welcoming her in, and she loves when she is there.
“She’s very helpful, a sort of advising mum. I’d love Kensi’s mum to also have that with Kensi.”
Deeks’ mother Pamela has become a regular fixture on the series, having now appeared in 13 episodes over the past five seasons.