Pauley Perrette has announced she is leaving NCIS, after 16 years playing forensic specialist Abby Sciuto.
On Twitter she said: “I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY not only for the rest of this season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years,” Perrette wrote. “All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration…. I love her as much as you do.”
In 2010 she told TV Tonight, her role on the show had allowed her to direct attention to specific causes, including a strong political stance against the constitutional amendment that blocked same-sex marriage in California.
“Before I was in this industry I was a volunteer and worked for Non-Profits. So now with my job I’m saying the same things I’ve always been saying, but more people are listening. So that definitely came first,” she said.
“I’m also doing Save the Children. I didn’t know they had it here. My show is so supportive of all the charity work that I do. We’ve had Save the Children, Doctors without Borders, Pet Finder which is an animal rescue. My producers have allowed us to put all these things in the show, which is amazing. I love them for that.”
The 15th season of NCIS premiered last week and screens on TEN on October 17.
So it is true that I am leaving NCIS…
There have been all kinds of false rumors as to why (NO I DON'T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE… pic.twitter.com/gugM2a2ckT
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) October 4, 2017