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Chris O'Donnell Parades On with LL Cool J

Chris O'Donnell Parades On with LL Cool J

Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J keep it friendly on the latest cover of Parade magazine this weekend. Here’s what the NCIS: Los Angeles costars told Parade‘s Jeanne Wolf:

LL on why why they fit together on screen so well: “I really couldn’t explain it. We had never met before the show. Then we went to the gun range for weapons training, and we just clicked. You have one guy, Chris, who’s from the Midwest, and this other guy, me, who’s from the inner city of New York. But we share a common sensibility. I think that me plus him equals a little more than two, you know?”

Chris on the pair’s chemsitry: “I found out right away that neither of us has an ego that is too big to get in the way of doing what’s best for the show. We give each other a hard time, sometimes jokingly and sometimes seriously, but nobody gets offended. He and I are both pretty wide open. We have good communication, which is important in any relationship. We’re both kind of down-to-earth, yet we don’t have normal lives. Let’s face it—anyone who got into this business wasn’t seeking a normal life.”

Chris on being in the biz since his teenage years: “I’ve grown up a little bit. I’m almost 40 years old now. But everyone was introduced to me when I was 18 and I looked like I was 15. I’ve been around a long time. I don’t know that NCIS: Los Angeles is a complete reinvention, but I’m playing one of the guys in charge this time. Before I’d be cast as a young, impressionable character. I think part of that is just being more mature.”

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Photos: Jeff Lipsky/Parade
Posted to: Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J

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  • Mason

    ll not cool j is soooo 1990′s.

  • DD

    I love all the characters in NCIS:LA as well as NCIS. Never get tired of watching them even ondemand.

  • Ada

    @Mason: And yet, here you are, sitting at home/office/wherever, in front of your computer, reading about him on the internet, and seeing him on TV weekly. Hmm…

  • Critter

    Awww. I love a good bromance

    LL is still looking fine

  • ecology man

    “pair’s chemsitry ” my be wrong. “paradize” chemsitry misiing

  • hollywoodgossip

    LL loking really good.

  • equestrianlovematch

    What a nice couple

  • jolentini
  • ugly

    me love u Cool J

  • lakers fan in boston

    meh, i find ncis boring
    networks need 2 lay off the cop dramas, they’re really boring now
    that’s why im looking forward 2 that nbc show about the lawyers, something new…

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  • Dr NYC

    Nice couple. I didn’t know either one of them were gay!

  • internets

    Wow (::(:(:(::(:(:):):):::(::(

  • piscineenfant

    LL cool J, seem to be a good man !

    Good post.