‘Blue Bloods’ Star Will Estes Opens Up About Great Experience with a Fan

by Courtney Blackann

The “Blue Bloods” cast is pretty used to fans waiting around their set to catch a glimpse of one of the stars. Actor Will Estes says it happens daily. While most people want to say hi to Donnie Wahlberg, Estes says, he opened up about an early morning fan who was his inspiration for the day.

In an interview with Looper, Estes reflected on a time the cast had a really early morning – everyone had been up since about 4:30 a.m., he says. And a fan drove by and shouted some love their direction – which made all the difference, Estes says.

“As for me, I had a great fan experience the other day. It was 5:30 in the morning. We all had just gotten to work. It was just before dawn and people were exhausted; we had a couple early days in a row. And this woman was driving by and she rolled the window down and yelled, “Jamie Reagan, I love you, ‘Blue Bloods!'” Estes explains.

He went on to add:

“And we went, “Yeah! That’s the way to start a day!” And I was like, “Woo!” And it was just awesome. You know when you’re there at like 6 in the morning and everybody’s been up since 4:30 … They’re usually yelling for somebody else, so it was nice to get one. But, yeah, that was pretty funny.”

‘Blue Bloods’ Actors on Working Together

Estes plays the youngest Reagan son on “Blue Bloods” and detailed his love of working with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, his onscreen family. The three have been staples of the show for all of its 12 seasons as a family of NYPD officers.

“You know, it’s funny, Tom isn’t that different than the commissioner. He is really so professional. He’s so studied. He knows his character inside and out, and he does a lot in small ways to architect the scenes that he’s in. You come on set and you know you’re working with somebody who’s very well studied and very professional and executes time and time again, every scene,” the “Blue Bloods” actor says.

Additionally, Estes says that working with Donnie Wahlberg is truly fun. The two get on well and Estes says he has a lot of respect for the show’s most notable character.

“You know, with Donnie, we laugh constantly between takes. It’s kind of how we stay alive. We’re always making jokes, and even when we’ve got a long day, we’re always having fun and up to some antics one way or the other. I can’t think of an example offhand, but it’s how we keep the day moving, you know?”

“Blue Bloods” airs at 10 p.m. ET on CBS every Friday.