‘Blue Bloods’ Actress Sami Gayle Looks Back at Growing Up on the Show in 2017 Interview

by Katie Maloney
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What’s it like growing up on the hit television show “Blue Bloods”?

Sami Gayle, who plays Nicky Reagan-Boyle on the show, revealed the details. She started working on “Blue Bloods” when she was just 14 years old. Now, 25-years-old, Gayle has grown up on set. During an interview in 2017, Gayle talked about what it was like spending her teen through young adult years on the “Blue Bloods” set.

“Oh my goodness, well when I watch reruns, it’s crazy to see me at 14 years old and to now have just turned 21, it’s been quite the whirlwind,” said Gayle. “But look at the people I get to go to work and see every day.  I mean I have grown up surrounded by the most consummate professionals and role models and a second mother in Bridget [Moynahan].”

Moynahan then joked, “I’m the bad mother,” to which Gayle quickly disagreed.

“She is the most elegant mother…other than my own,” said Gayle.

The “Blue Bloods” cast talk about the show.

Sami Gayle Shared the Life Lessons She Learned From ‘Blue Bloods’

She said that she’s also learned important things about life both on and off the set.

“But I’ve learned so much about the craft and what I do. But also what it means to be a good person and have a life outside of what you do onset,” said Gayle. “And also to become family with the people you share the set with.”

Gayle then added that the family love fans see on the show is very similar to what the cast shares in real-life.

“So, I think I can say pretty confidently that we are the same off the set as we are on set. So, it’s been a big blessing for me.” 

Sami Gayle Said Her Castmates Have to Approve of Her Dates

Anyone who wants to date Sami Gayle has more than the average amount of approval to gain. Not only does Gayle have her own real-life family. She also has her whole “Blue Bloods” family. During an interview in 2018, Gayle said that anyone who wants to date her has to be vetted by her “Blue Bloods” family.

“I’m lucky to have a second mother in Bridget, and a grandfather in Tom, and an uncle in Donnie, who is the most fun person on the planet,” said Gayle. “There’s just a second round of screening. It’s not just my family, which is hard enough, but there is a whole other family. I’m really just so lucky.”

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