‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Says She Misses Acting With One Costar

by Madison Miller

Bridget Moynahan has had a home with “Blue Bloods” since it first aired in September 2010. She stars as assistant district attorney Erin Reagan. On the show, she’s incredibly close to the entire Reagan family. It’s evident as they all gather for those iconic family dinners each episode.

She stars alongside Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, and Will Estes, amongst others.

After being on the show for over a decade, “Blue Bloods” really is home. New York is home for the actress as well. She told Glamour during a recent episode that her family and friends are all in the busy city.

Bridget Moynahan and Sami Gayle

Some of those friends live within the “Blue Bloods” walls. That includes her onscreen daughter on the show, Nicky Reagan-Boyle, who is played by Sami Gayle. For the most part, fans of the show don’t get to see a whole lot of Gayle. Her character leaves for Columbia University and eventually graduates in season eight. This storyline keeps her away from the rest of the Reagan family at times.

“It’s unfortunate that her character is often at school, but at the same time, it’s so realistic. I mean, I’ve got stepsons who are that same age, and we don’t see them anymore because they’re off at college or they’re doing internships. As much as I miss Sami and those relationships, it’s very realistic because you have that loss, which is a very relatable life situation and a strange reality. There’s a grief to [when kids go off to college or to live on their own] that isn’t often addressed. We get to touch upon it,” Bridget Moynahan said to Glamour.

Nicky Reagan-Boyle’s storyline has added a bit of younger drama to the series. Although she acts older than her age, viewers were subjected to some of the complex issues she had with her father, Jack Boyle.

Gayle Acting Career and Life on ‘Blue Bloods’

Similar to her character, Gayle has been busy away at Columbia University. She studied political science and art history. In addition to “Blue Bloods,” she’s also been advancing her acting career with different roles. Perhaps the most popular role was in the Netflix film “Candy Jar.” Although her degree isn’t for acting, Gayle said it’s all a part of becoming the best person possible.

“I don’t want to do anything besides act, but I do want to be a really well-rounded person,” she said in an interview with Refinery 29 back in 2014.

Whether more of a recurring character or full-time cast members, “Blue Bloods” actors all seem to be incredibly grateful for such a popular long-term role. “It’s easy to think, Oh, I’ve done this, so let me go do that, where the grass is greener, but I think all of us understand what a good thing we have here. I know Donnie [Wahlberg] and Tom [Selleck] feel the same way. We are grateful,” Moynahan said to the news outlet.