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NCIS: LA star Daniela Ruah reveals surprising reaction to series cancellation

The actress plays Kensi Blye in the drama

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Nicky Morris
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NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah has made a fresh comment about the series being cancelled, revealing that while she's "not sad it's ending," she'll find it "so hard" to say goodbye to the cast and crew. 

Earlier this month, CBS announced that the spin-off series will come to an end following its 14th season and over 13 years of being on screen. 

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In a new interview, Daniela shared her reaction to the news. "I'm not sad that it's ending. I think the show has had an amazing, long run, we've told phenomenal stories, the characters have grown and matured on the show in front of everyone," she told ET. "It's bittersweet. 

"Like, it's time to move on creatively, but it's going to be so hard not to be with this family of people, because they are incredible."

The actress, who plays Kensi Blye, went on to reveal that the show's dedicated fan base "means the world" to her and that she is "so grateful" to have been part of the drama.

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In the days following CBS' announcement, Daniela took to Instagram to pay tribute to the long-running drama. Sharing a photo of her character, whom she's portrayed since the show's inception in 2009, the 39-year-old wrote: "From season one to season 14, from 24 yrs old to 39, it has been an absolute dream. So many feelings to process and too many words to say. I will save them for a later date… I'm so so grateful to have been a part of this NCISLA family. The show lasted this long because of all of you."

Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen© CBS

Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen play love interests in the series

While CBS has not revealed the reason behind the programme's cancellation, reports suggest that it could have something to do with budget limits. 

Deadline stated: "A cancellation of a long-running drama with big-name leads filming in L.A. should not come as a shock given the big price tag involved, especially at a time when networks across the board are looking to cut their spending."

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