11/10/2008 at 01:00 AM EST
The actress, 28, is Ziva, a special agent who knows how to turn on the glam but doesn't mind getting dirty.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY ON-SET?
I love fight sequences—it's like dance choreography. You have to go for it. It's draining but fun.
EVER BEEN HURT?
[A] rifle went straight into my mouth. It was so painful. But in a way it kind of pumped me up more.