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Get to Know FBI's Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki

FBI stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki

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We put the stars of the hit CBS series under the lights for their own interrogation.

By Mara Reinstein

For fans keeping score, FBI special agents Maggie Bell and Omar Adom "OA" Zidan helped stop a drug cartel, domestic terrorists, a serial killer and kidnappers in Season 3. So, what's ahead for the duo? "Omar and Maggie die," Missy Peregrym says. Her co-star Zeeko Zaki immediately chimes in, "No, we go to Mexico and then jet-set around the world in warm locations." They're joking (we think). While we anxiously await Season 4, Watch interrogated the FBI stars for this digital exclusive.

Catch up on all the Season 3 episodes on Paramount+ and check out our feature on Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki in the new issue of Watch.

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What do you like most about your character?

\u200bMissy Peregrym looking at Zeeko Zaki as the two stand on a city street

Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell and Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan

Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS.

Zaki: I look up to my character because he's such a great guy and the more time I spend with him, the better man he has become.
Peregrym: Maggie has always been an empathetic partner.

How are you most like your character?

Zeeko Zaki leaning on car

Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan

Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS.

Zaki: Well, he is 6-foot-5 and I'm 6-foot-5.
Peregrym: I have a small head and I'm shorter, and it doesn't help in the running scenes when this long-legged leaper just goes to 100 right away.
Zaki: We have to slow it down.
Peregrym: Maggie and I are both athletic: I'm comfortable doing stunts and take-downs in the physical sense.
Zaki: She'll tackle me.
Peregrym: I would also say . . . controlling, probably? We like to handle things our own way and don't want to lose. We just want to do our jobs well with the least amount of consequences.

Secret talent?

\u200bMissy Peregrym in a bar in a scene from FBI

Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell

Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS.

Zaki: Photography.
Peregrym: That's not a secret! I can pick stuff up from my feet!

Favorite hometown memory?

Zeeko Zaki in his FBI vest on a deserted street

Zeeko Zaki as Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan

Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS.

Peregrym: Snowboarding in Canada was really important while growing up with my family.
Zaki: Whenever I go home to Pennsylvania, my dad [a hairstylist] cuts my hair and it's so fun when that happens. I'm definitely a barber's boy.

Favorite junk food?

Missy Peregrym in a squad car while filming a scene

Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell

Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS.

Peregrym: Doritos.
Zaki: Cheeseburgers from Shake Shack.

Favorite piece of advice?

Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell in her FBI vest

Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell

Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS.

Zaki: Remember the lessons, not the mistakes.
Peregrym: You can't take care of another person if you're not taking care of yourself first. When I became a mom, that lesson got really exposed.

Food that's always in your fridge?

\u200bZeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan in a bar

Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan

Photo: Michael Parmelee/ CBS.


Peregrym: Cheese.
Zaki: A protein shake.
Peregrym: We're on the same level, as you can tell.

Thing you like most about each other?

\u200bZeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym smiling behind the scenes

Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym behind the scenes

Photo: Michael Parmelee /CBS.

Peregrym: I like Zeeko's sense of humor. A lot.
Zaki: Her unconditional support.

Catch up on all the Season 3 episodes on Paramount+ and check out our feature on Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki in the new issue of Watch.

SUBSCRIBE NOW: Enjoy 4 Digital Plus 2 Print/Digital Issues Of Watch Per Year— For Free!

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