Mahina Napoleon took a break from NCIS: Hawaii to focus on her education.
Mahina Napoleon, who plays Julie Tennant on NCIS: Hawaii, temporarily left the show during its first season. The young actress decided to prioritize her academic pursuits, which necessitated a hiatus from filming. This decision was supported by the show’s producers, who value the importance of education for their younger cast members. Napoleon’s character, Julie, is the daughter of Jane Tennant, the lead Special Agent in Charge played by Vanessa Lachey.
The show’s narrative accommodated Napoleon’s absence by having her character also focus on school-related activities. This allowed for a seamless transition within the storyline, ensuring that the character could be reintegrated into the plot upon Napoleon’s return. The production team and fans alike have shown understanding and support for Napoleon’s choice, highlighting the balance between professional commitments and personal growth, especially for actors who are still in their formative years.