It’s a busy time of year for the star of Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg. Not only does Donnie Wahlberg star on the CBS hit drama, but he also is still doing the musical career, too, with his band New Kids on the Block. Still, Wahlberg finds the time to watch the favorites during this Christmas season and that includes that Rudolph cartoon that you Outsiders have probably seen a time or two.
In a recent interview, Donnie Wahlberg revealed he knows every word to the classic movie “Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” and why he loves it so much. It is something you can tell he genuinely enjoys and reinforces how different Wahlberg is from the Danny Reagan character he plays on Blue Bloods.
Donnie Wahlberg on ‘Blue Bloods’
It’s no secret that Donnie Wahlberg and longtime acting co-star Bridget Moynahan are good friends off-screen. He talked to CBS about their relationship off the show where he said, “We have a great friendship. We did a pilot together in 2008 that I executive-produced called Bunker Hill. When the Blue Bloods offer came along, I immediately called her, and I said, ‘You have to play the sister.'”
And the rest was history, as they say.
Donnie Wahlberg continued, “She said, ‘I already passed.’ She was worried it was going to shoot in Canada, and she had a young child and didn’t want to have to commute. I said, ‘I guarantee you, we won’t go to Canada … because Tom Selleck is never going to do a show in Canada. Knowing him, he will fight to do it in New York, because he wants it to be authentic.'”
So, Selleck ultimately doing the show in New York over Canada set everything in motion. Because of the decision, Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, and Bridget all joined the program.
Tom Selleck on The Program
We know about Donnie and Bridget, but folks may not know as much about Tom and Donnie. Their relationship is an interesting one on-screen where the father-son duo has a lot in common.
Wahlberg said of their relationship, “Tom’s a real solid individual. After we watched the pilot, he said to me, “I’m really good at making scripts better,” and I thought he was going to offer me, “So if you need help, come to me,” but that’s not what he said. He said, “I notice that you are too, and I’m going to count on you to keep running through walls and do what you do for the run of this show.” And I said, “I’m there, man, I got your back.” And that’s been our relationship ever since.”
Selleck was good to Wahlberg. Perhaps that is why both have stayed with the show and worked together for over ten years.