Tony DiNozzo sleeps on a twin bed. Yes, a twin bed. And while shocking that the ladies man has never actually brought a lady home (he only goes to their places), Weatherly says the character’s unfriendly sleeping set up sends a clear message. “It’s an impediment to any kind of expanding the brand of Tony. He’s not inviting anyone else to share [the space] with him,” he says. “It’s a lonely image — but it’s also a very funny image.” (In fact, he shares, co-star Pauley Perrette “laughed for, I think, 15 minutes” when she saw the bedroom.)
But does Weatherly view Tony’s way of living as a sign that Tony never wants a family? Not exactly. “It’s not that I think he doesn’t want it, it’s just that he doesn’t want to drag anyone into his mess,” he says. “He’s built some very high walls around this secret garden, and it’s gotta be some sort of self sabotage.”
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