‘Blue Bloods’ Star Explained How They Do Family Dinners at Home: ‘We Make it Up’

by Brandi Stillings

“Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan plays the character of Erin Reagen on the hit CBS series. After 11 seasons, she continues to join her fellow co-stars in countless dinner scenes. The former “Sex in the City actress appeared on the talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” in 2019 to dish about family mealtime.

During the interview, Moynahan spoke of the iconic “Blue Bloods” dinner scenes. She answers why fans particularly resonate with the Reagan family get-togethers in the show.

“I think people look at that scene and wish they had that, or remember when they did with their family and it brings back a lot of memories,” she responded.

Then, co-host Ryan Seacrest asks her if she’s really eating while they’re filming those particular scenes.

“Yes, unfortunately for four hours you’re eating mash potatoes,” she told Seacrest.

‘Blue Bloods’ Actor Bridget Moynahan Reveals Her Family’s Menu Options

“NCIS” star Bridget Moynahan talked about family dinner times, both on- and off-screen.

Seacrest started off by asking her if she has big family dinners at home. In response, the actress explained how her meal times are busy because she lives in a house full of boys.

“We do, I have three stepsons and a son,”Moynahan said.

Then, she proceeded to talk about her go-to recipes for family dinners at home. She also admits “we make stuff up” and tries to keep it simple.

“Whenever we’re together we try to do things like taco night or fajita Fridays,” Moynahan shared on the talk show. “We make stuff up.”

Seacrest instantly got excited when she talked about making fajitas. The co-host went into detail on how his mother would try to copy the fajitas seen on Chili’s commercials.

Bridget Moynahan Shares Animated Character of Herself

Actress Bridget Moynahan plays Erin Reagan on “Blue Bloods.” Her character is the sole daughter of NY Police commissioner Frank Reagan, played by Tom Selleck. But Moynahan might also aspire to be a Disney character one day as well.

While waiting for “Blue Bloods” to start again in the fall, Moynahan spends time on her social media account. Most recently, the actress posted a wacky animated photo of herself. She asked fans what Erin Reagan would look like if she was a Disney Character. She shared several pictures of herself using a filter, which turned her into a cartoon.

She captioned the photo gallery: “Erin Reagan as a Disney character! Which one do you like best?”