The always lively Pauley Perrette is in the midst of her ninth season playing Abby Sciuto on the top-rated series “NCIS.” Her Goth lab tech character has become so high profile that’s she ranked the most popular prime-time actor as determined by Marketing Evaluations and their Q rating.

The actress sat down with Zap2it to discuss her rabid fan base, what viewers can expect for the rest of the season and her thoughts on playing Abby. Here are a few highlights:

– “I’m the hugest Abby fan…I want to be her when I grow up,” Perrette says. She adds that Abby has become “one of those iconic television characters that will be remembered on TV forever.”

– Perrette says that viewers can expect a further look into her back story and family over the course of the season. She also says that Robert Wagner makes a return as Anthony DiNozzo Sr.

– “I have the best job in the world, but it’s a difficult job,” she says. “I put a lot of time into making sure I get everything right.”