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Quotable: Chris O'Donnell, In His Own Words

Photography by David Needlaman | Styled by Michael Nash.

Exclusive interview quotes from the actor who plays "G" Callen on NCIS: Los Angeles.

There's no doubt that this dashing NCIS: Los Angeles star, Chris O'Donnell, is a family man on and off set. He knows that between work and home he can always find a similar comfort!


This California star sat down with Watch! to discuss what's happening now on set of NCIS: Los Angeles, relationships with cast members, and maturing into the actor he is today. Here's a look at his exclusive cover story and interview in our May-June 2018 issue, on newsstands now!

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"It's a second family. We've had marriages and divorces. We've had babies born, and we've lost cast and crew members." — Chris O'Donnell on the closeness of his co-stars and crew.

Actor Chris O'Donnel stands in a grey patterned sweater and white pants on a golf course.

Photography by David Needlaman | Styled by Michael Nash.

"It satisfies me on a lot of different levels because we have very dramatic episodes, we do crazy action, we have some comedy. I come to this place every day for therapy to get things out of my system. I love to do it. It also gives me the opportunity to be in Los Angeles with my family." — Chris O'Donnell on why playing "G" Callen is one of the best gigs ever.

Actor Chris O'Donnel

Photography by David Needlaman | Styled by Michael Nash.


"We've each had our ups and downs, and we knew what an opportunity this was. We came at it with the same attitude: Let's work as hard as we can, give ourselves every opportunity to be successful, and have no regrets if it isn't." — Chris O'Donnell on sharing the set with co-star LL COOL J.
Actor Chris O'Donnel in a tan cardigan crouching at the edge of the green on a golf course.

Photography by David Needlaman | Styled by Michael Nash.

"I look back and think, 'I should've prepared more. I should've worked harder.' I didn't know any better. As I got older and really worked hard, I go, 'Man, I would've loved to have that chance again.' But that's all part of maturing." — Chris O'Donnell on the idea that with age and experience comes wisdom.

Read more about Chris O'Donnell through the years in the May-June 2018 issue, on newsstands now. For more exclusive interviews, gorgeous photography, and fascinating features of your favorite TV stars, subscribe to Watch! — a magazine like no other.


Originally published in Watch! Magazine, May-June 2018.

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