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Get To Know Shalita Grant And Daryl Chill Mitchell
Posted on Sep 28, 2015 11:40am

NCIS: New Orleans has welcomed a pair of new regular cast members for its second season. Both faces should be familiar to fans, as they were recurring characters last year. Shalita Grant plays NCIS Special Agent Sonja Percy and Daryl Chill Mitchell plays Investigative Computer Specialist Patton Plame.

In order to get to know the team's newest regulars, we had them answer a few questions.

SHALITA GRANT

1. Who did you call first when you found out you’d be a cast member on the series?

The first person I called was my younger sister. She was just about to start nursing school and I wanted to tell her my good news. She hoped it would happen and was so excited she hung up!! It took her a few days for it to sink in, though.

2. What is your favorite part of your character on NCIS: New Orleans?

I LOVE how physical I get to be on the show! I'm a big fan of action films and super hero flicks but there aren't often strong, dynamic roles for women in those genres. My role on NCIS: New Orleans is so amazing BECAUSE Percy is so bold. There isn't a "no girls allowed" vibe when it comes to the action. I'm very grateful and excited to come to work because, not only do I feel like I'm taken seriously, I feel like a viable and interesting part of the team!

3. Best New Orleans experience thus far?

Oooooooooh! I went on an unintentional "Pork Crawl" and found a swing set on the journey, hahahaha! Tooootally random but fun AND delicious!

4. Show us the last photo you have on your phone from set.



5. Gumbo, Po-Boy or Beignet?

Po-boy cause ain't nothing like New Orleans French bread, baby!


DARYL CHILL MITCHELL

1. Who did you call first when you found out you'd be a cast member on the series?

I called my wife, Carol.

2. What is your favorite part of your character on NCIS: New Orleans?

Triple P makes a strong statement for a community of people that sometimes is very underestimated

3. Best New Orleans experience thus far?

I had a great time seeing all my friends at the Essence Festival. But my major highlight was a brief but cool encounter with Jimmy Buffet, who is so down to earth.

4. Show us the last photo you have on your phone from set.



5. Gumbo, Po-Boy or Beignet?

Shrimp po-boy.