‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Has Advice for Her Younger Self

by Leanne Stahulak

“Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan turned 50 earlier this year, but recently, she’s taken the time to reflect on where life has led her.

The actress got her start in film and television in the early 2000s. By then, she was already 30 years old, not realizing that some of her biggest roles would come when she hit 40. Moynahan joined “Blue Bloods” in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since.

But Moynahan has some advice for the young woman who moved to L.A. for a small acting job that quickly snowballed into an incredible career.

She recently sat down for an interview with “Glamour” magazine. At one point, the interviewer asked her, “What advice would you give yourself walking onto the ‘Blue Bloods’ stage for the first time back in 2010?”

“Maybe not the ‘Blue Bloods’ stage. But even earlier in life when I was starting to audition, I would tell myself to trust my gut more. And to not get caught up in what other people are saying or doing and just trust my choices and take more chances,” Moynahan replied.

When asked to elaborate about what other people said back in the day, Moynahan explained, “Specifically, like, ‘You should do this,’ or ‘This is how the audition should go.’ I wasn’t as experienced, so I just assumed those people knew more than me. It’s so important to surround yourself with good people that want you to succeed, and who you want to succeed as well.”

‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Talks Turning 50

“Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan also opened up to “Glamour” about what it’s like turning 50. Or, in Moynahan’s case, how it doesn’t really feel different at all.

“I actually had no reservations or insecurities about turning 50. I have a very strong confidence and self-awareness of how I feel and what I look like,” Moynahan said.

She added, “I feel like I look really good at 50. So I don’t get caught up in the age game. Or the weight game. Or any other game that society or people might put on you when you turn a certain age. I’m feeling really great. I think I look really great. It’s just a number.”

Moynahan seems to have a pretty blase attitude about the start of a new decade. She chalks it up to not consuming things like what she listed above.

“Well, I grew up in New England, playing sports, hanging out at the beach, so [none of that stuff] was a focus among my friends and peers growing up,” Moynahan said. “I know it is such a focus in this generation with TikTok and Instagram and all these things. And I don’t even know what’s going on half the time. It seems like a lot of work, whatever it is. I just don’t have any interest to get caught up in it.”