‘Blue Bloods’: Why Bridget Moynahan Would Rather Be ‘45 Than 26’ Years Old

by Joe Rutland

If you asked “Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan what age she’d rather be, then don’t expect the actress-model to choose younger.

Yeah, Moynahan, who plays Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan on the CBS police drama, doesn’t have any interest in turning back the age clock.

“I found out I was 45, I was surprised to hear that in the interview,” she says during a 2017 appearance on “CBS This Morning” with costars Tom Selleck and Will Estes. Moynahan is originally asked by former “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose that she’d rather be 45 than 26.

‘Blue Bloods’ Actress Says She Feels ‘Calmer And More Confident’ at Her Age

“But I’m 45 and I just think I’m calmer and more confident, feel more grounded,” Moynahan said. “And a lot of the things that really got me worked up or worried as a younger person just kind of roll right off.”

“Blue Bloods” is still going strong for CBS, getting ready to come back this fall for its 12th season. Selleck returns as NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan and Estes also will reappear as Sergeant Jamie Reagan. If this Reagan connection feels like all three are family, then you’d be correct as they are connected in that way.

Other cast members include Len Cariou as Retired NYPD Commissioner Henry Reagan, Donnie Wahlberg as Detective Danny Reagan, Marisa Ramirez as Detective Maria Baez, and Vanessa Ray as Officer Eddie Janko-Reagan.

Now Sami Gayle, who has appeared as a recurring, full-time, and guest star as Nicky Reagan, has been a part of “Blue Bloods” since its first season. Whether she comes back full-time or not remains to be seen.

Tom Selleck Has An Idea Around Why Show’s Cast Stays Committed To It

Selleck is no TV series newbie. Classic TV fans remember him playing private investigator Thomas Magnum on the original “Magnum P.I.”

But there’s something a bit different around his role and cast members when it comes to “Blue Bloods.”

“I think where the show goes is where the characters go,” Selleck says in a 2020 interview with Parade Magazine. “Yes, we have procedural stuff, yes, we deal with issues – hopefully, not ripped from the headlines issues. They may look that way by the time they air because they end up being timely. Because they’re real problems.”

Selleck points toward Wahlberg’s character, Danny Reagan. “For Donnie, it’s a totally different show in season 10 than it was in season 1,” he says. “I think that’s what keeps us all so committed to it. We have invested in our characters.”

We can expect more intriguing storylines when the CBS drama reappears on TV screens this coming fall. Selleck, once again, will lead the family discussions (or listen) at the dinner table.