‘Blue Bloods’ Star Marisa Ramirez Explains How She’s Bonded with Co-Star Donnie Wahlberg

by Joe Rutland
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“Blue Bloods” actress Marisa Ramirez remembers working on clicking with co-star Donnie Wahlberg on the popular CBS crime drama.

Ramirez, who plays Detective Maria Baez, partners with Wahlberg’s Detective Danny Reagan. She’s been a part of “Blue Bloods” since its third season.

“You know, this is my first experience in building a relationship like this with another cast member,” Ramirez says in a March 2021 interview with Dan Levine of Pop Culture. “And other jobs I’ve had, oh, I’m three years with this person or three months with this person.

‘Blue Bloods’ Star Says Relationship With Wahlberg ‘Has Evolved Moreso This Year’

“But we’re at eight years and I think our relationship has evolved moreso this year,” Ramirez says of her “Blue Bloods” co-star. “I don’t know if it has to do with the pandemic. I don’t know if he’s being there for me with my many losses in the past year. But you can definitely look at each other and know what each other’s thinking and that’s…it’s such a, it’s such a beautiful thing.”

Ramirez mentions hearing horror stories about actors who worked together a long time, yet secretly hated one another. That’s not the case between her and Wahlberg.

“We just love each other,” she says. “And I’m so excited to be at work with him and to feel safe with someone who knows me, you know. Because I feel like I keep my guard up with other actors or crew or whoever.”

“Blue Bloods” continues to stay popular, thanks to the work of Ramirez and Wahlberg. Tom Selleck stars in the CBS hour-long drama as NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan. Bridget Moynahan costars as Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan, along with Broadway veteran Len Cariou as Retired NYPD Commissioner Henry Reagan.

You can find the show once again this coming season in its usual 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central timeslot on Friday nights.

Ramirez Gets Her Turn To Sit At Famed Reagan Dinner Table

Yes, we know that “Blue Bloods” fans really enjoy seeing the Reagans gather around the dinner table for food and frank talk (no pun intended).

Ramirez, though, had not been a dinner visitor until the 11th season rolled around. She was able to pull up a chair and see what the big deal about dinner with the Reagan family is all about.

“That was so crazy,” she told Pop Culture. “Donnie has been pushing for it for a long time for Maria Baez to come to dinner. It’s eight years I’ve been there now, and it was actually very emotional for me on so many levels, which I didn’t share with anyone at the time.”

Now Detective Maria Baez feels even more a part of the family, far beyond her already established working relationship with Danny Reagan.

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