‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Reveals What ‘Fuels the Show’

by Keeli Parkey
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The popular family cop drama “Blue Bloods” is now in its 12th season. The series first hit the small screen on CBS in 2010. And according to one of its stars, there is something very important that “fuels the show.”

Since it made its debut, most of the main cast has remained the same. In this case, when referring to the “main cast,” we are talking about the actors and actresses who have played the central members of the Reagan family during the run of “Blue Bloods.”

Those cast members include Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan, Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan, Bridget Moynahan as Erin Reagan, Will Estes as Jamie Reagan, and Len Cariou as Henry Reagan. These characters have been the core of the Reagan family since 2010. And they are the core of “Blue Bloods.”

It almost goes without saying that most television shows never reach 12 seasons. It’s also rare to see a cast stay together as long as this cast has. There has to be a reason – or many reasons – why that is the case.

Bridget Moynahan Said Cast Members ‘Appreciate the Job’

Bridget Moynahan shared what she thought the reason for that was during an October 2021 interview with Glamour. And in doing so, she revealed what she believes “fuels” the creation of “Blue Bloods.”

Unsurprisingly, the factor that “fuels” the popular series has to do with the cast fans have come to know and love for 12 seasons. Moynahan specifically credits one quality most of the cast members share.

“We also have a team of actors who really appreciate the job and each other. We know how lucky we are to be on this show—and such a long-running show at that. It doesn’t come around that often, so when you’re working with people who express gratitude, it just fuels the show,” Bridget Moynahan also said. “Everybody wants to show up and do their best work.”

The 50-year-old Moynahan also talked about why she still enjoys playing attorney Erin Reagan after more than a decade on “Blue Bloods.”

It all has to do with the writing and new, more complicated storylines,” the actress also said.

Several Other Actors Have Also Been Important to the Success of ‘Blue Bloods’ During Its Long Run

While Moynahan, Selleck, Wahlberg, Estes, and Cariou and the “gratitude” they have brought to the show has been key to the success of “Blue Bloods,” there are many other actors who have also brought that same attitude with them to their work on the show for many years.

One actress who was also part of the cast for a very long time is Sami Gayle. She played Nicky Reagan-Boyle, the daughter of Moynahan’s character.

Other key figures in the series are actresses Vanessa Ray and Marisa Ramirez. Ray plays Eddie Janko, who has married Jamie Reagan. Ramirez plays Maria Baez, the partner of Danny in the New York City Police Department.

You also can’t forget Abigail Hawk as Abigail Baker. Baker works closely with Frank in his job as the commissioner of the New York City Police Department.