The real reason why Caitlin Todd disappeared from ‘NCIS’ finally comes to light. One of my favorite characters on NCIS was Caitlin Todd, played by Sasha Alexander.
She was such a strong character and it came as a shock when they finally wrote her off the show. There have been many speculations on why she left, but no one seems to know the true reason.
Alexander appeared in the first-ever episode on NCIS and disappeared in the last episode of season 2.
The long-standing show which is now heading into its 19th season has won numerous awards over the years and has quite pulled a lot of fans.
Its latest episode, which dropped on November 29, had almost eight million viewers in the US.
Sasha Alexander was born on May 17, 1973, in Los Angeles, California. From her seventh grade, it became quite obvious she had a talent for acting and didn’t hesitate to show it. Her problem started when her parents didn’t want her to be an actress.
“Actually, my parents wanted me to go to law school,” she told IGN. “I actually wanted to be an exotic dancer, but that didn’t work out, so I thought I’d take on acting,”
“I graduated wanting to make movies,” she explained. “I acted when I was younger, mostly stage, but when I got to college, I wanted to expand my knowledge of filmmaking, and I just loved movies.
For men, a lot of the people I graduated with thought I would just go on to direct. But I love acting. It’s my first love. And I think that we all have goals for ourselves about certain things we want to achieve and as a director.”
She started her acting career after graduating from school.
She appeared as Gretchen Witter for many episodes, acting alongside the likes of Katie Holmes.
“They weren’t sure about my role in the beginning, but then the chemistry kind of worked, and then they loved the storyline and began to go with it,” she said.
“But by the fifth episode I was on, they’d given me like a storyline that I’d had a miscarriage, like all this random stuff. It was like, ‘Where did this come from?’
“Like had you known that you might have played the character differently. But the biggest thing out of it all is that I always say if you’ve seen good acting on television, those actors are really good. Because there’s just not enough time. You don’t have any preparation.”
Here’s why Alexander left NCIS.
Many have always thought that the crew kicked Sasha Alexander out of the show, but from the revelations says she left on her own accord.
“People don’t realize that on a network show, you make 24 episodes a year,” she said. “That’s 10-and-a-half months a year, 17 hours a day. It’s hardcore.”
“I think that I’d hoped that it would be a little more like it was when I did drama in 7th grade,” Alexander said in a 2018 interview.
“When it was extremely collaborative between people. And that you got to work together, and you all got to create things that you loved. And do things you felt comfortable doing.”
“And it’s a very grueling job,” she added. “I’ve been very fortunate that I got to work in a business where most of my friends quit along the way. And I’ve been in a position to be able to pick and choose what I want to do and what I don’t want to do. But it’s not like that for everyone.”
Fans will forever cherish Sasha Alexander’s performance in NCIS. She did a great job.