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Well, here’s something happier in the midst of…everything else. Cote is Latina Magazine’s September cover girl! And wow, just from seeing the cover she looks absolutely fabulous. Latina also posted some highlights of the interview/article on their website. Check both the cover and the excerpts below! Hopefully we’ll have a copy of our own soon and make sure to pick up a copy of your own to read the full article!
NCIS star Cote de Pablo opens up about her departure from TV’s number-one show this coming season, and tells Latina how she connects with her Chilean roots to stay grounded in Hollywood in the September 2013 issue of Latina, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on August 13, 2013.
De Pablo tells Latina about growing up in Santiago, Chile, then coming to the United States as a child and discovering that the performing arts made her feel at home. Rated the third most likable celebrity in America on E-Poll Market Research’s annual Most Appealing Celebrities list, De Pablo plays a tough-as-nails Israeli agent on CBS’s hit NCIS, but off screen she lives a quiet life with her boyfriend, actor Diego Serrano, and stays connected with her tight-knit but far-flung family.
On leaving NCIS after eight seasons: “It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly. I feel like I am leaving my family. What I want to say most of all is thank you to the fans and to the people who have been so supportive of me and of the show, who have made the show the great success that it is.”
On whether she and boyfriend Diego Serrano are ready to start a family: “The last time I was home visiting Chile, I was grilled about having kids and about whether I would baptize a child when I have one. Our lives are just very different. I’m not sure if they agree, but I’m not giving up my opinion.”
On why you won’t find her partying at the hottest celeb nightspots: “My priority is to hang out with the ones I love—my family, my loved ones. And then I go back to the set.”
On her avoidance of social media: “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.”
On coming to the U.S. as a child: “For a long time, I felt I was so different from anyone here. I hated it. I wanted to go back home. 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.”