‘Blue Bloods’ Star Bridget Moynahan Celebrates ’Coyote Ugly’s 21st Anniversary With Throwback Photo

by Keeli Parkey

“Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan is celebrating one of her earliest roles this week. That role, of course, was as the bartender and dancer Rachel in the hit 2000 film “Coyote Ugly.”

Moynahan took to social media this week to remind fans of the film’s upcoming 21st anniversary. It is this film that got the future “Blue Bloods” star’s career off and running.

On Instagram on Thursday, July 29, she posted a photo from the film with two of her costars. She also added the caption: “‘Coyote Ugly’ turns 21 on Wednesday! Did you see it in the theater? … #coyoteugly #tbt #throwbackthursday #throwback #rachelrocks #bada**.”

Moynahan also tagged her costars and others behind the making of the film in the post. They are Piper Perabo, Izabella Miko, Tyra Banks, Maria Bello, Leann Rimes, Adam Garcia, songwriter Diane Warren, and famous producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

One of her “Coyote Ugly” costars responded to Bridget Moynahan’s Instagram post celebrating the film’s anniversary.

“That’s actually insane! That’s a whole adult person legally allowed to drink,” Cammie actress Izabella Miko also shared on Instagram.

Also, more than 7,100 Instagram users had liked the anniversary post by the “Blue Bloods” less than one day after it appeared online. One of those likes came from her “Blue Bloods” costar, Abigail Hawk.

There are a few things you might not know about “Coyote Ugly.” For example, Bridget Moynahan’s height led the film’s set designers to raise the bar above the counter. They feared she would hurt herself while dancing on the bar if they didn’t. Tyra Banks was actually injured on the set. She reportedly tore her lateral meniscus while dancing.

A very popular country music star provided the singing voice for Piper Perabo’s character, Violet. That star was none other than LeAnn Rimes.

Bridget Moynahan, ‘Blue Bloods’ Cast Filming Show’s 12th Season

Flash forward 10 years after “Coyote Ugly” and you will find Bridget Moynahan beginning her tenure as attorney Erin Reagan on the hit CBS show “Blue Bloods.”

Flash forward another 11 years to July 2021 and you will find Moynahan and the rest of the “Blue Bloods” cast working hard on the show’s 12th season. The cast and crew went back to work filming earlier this month. Since that time, members of the cast have shared photos from the set.

For example, Donnie Wahlberg, who plays Detective Danny Reagan, one of Erin’s brothers, shared an image captured by ET Canada from the set. Wahlberg posted the photo to his Instagram account. The image shows the actor and his costar, Marisa Ramirez. She plays Danny’s partner, Detective Maria Baez.

Bridget Moynahan has also shared a photo from the production. In her Instagram post, she appears with costar Steve Schirripa. He plays Detective Anthony Abetemarco. They are all smiles and appear to be having a great time.

The 12th season of “Blue Bloods” will debut on CBS on Oct. 1.