cote de pablo NCIS interviewChilean-born actress Cote de Pablo is best known for her role as Ziva David on CBS drama 'NCIS.' A series regular since 2005, the 31-year-old actress has a shrine of fan-made music video tributes to her character on YouTube.

The bubbly star dropped her serious, butt-kicking demeanor and stopped by PopEater for a chat about working on 'NCIS,' riffing on what it's like working with Michael Weatherly and what sets her show apart from 'CSI' and 'Law & Order.'

"This is a character-driven show," she says. "When you've got that, most people tune in to watch these characters interact, as opposed to watching a crime being solved. That's secondary." See our Cote de Pablo video interview after the jump >>