From her film roles in I, Robot to her guest appearances on Sex and the City, we are always happy to see Bridget Moynahan on our screen! We chatted with the actress about her show Blue Bloods, which is now in its fifth season on CBS.
What do you love most about playing Erin?
I feel she’s a character that a lot of woman can relate to. She is flawed. She has a lot going on. A lot going on that I myself can relate to. She’s a single mother, she’s working, and often makes mistakes having to confront things that are sometimes uncomfortable. From issues with her family, to her daughter, to her exes—whatever it is, I think they are all issues relevant to the modern woman. It’s a really fine part to play.
What is life like on set?
It’s like a family. From day one, when we sat down at that dinner for the first time, we fell into those roles as the Reagans. It’s fun and familiar, and it’s just like any family relationship. You lean on some people for some things, and some people you lean on for others. It’s exactly what you do in your own family, and that’s what it has become over the last five years.
Your 100th episode of Blue Bloods is coming up. How does it feel to be a part of a show that reaches that milestone?
It’s remarkable! I didn’t really think about it until the past two weeks when so many friends, family, and people around New York City have said “Hey, congratulations on 100 episodes!” It has gotten so much publicity and so much love. It’s the first time in my career that it has happened. Tom (Selleck) may be the only person who has done it before, so it might be old hat to him, but we are all so excited and so thankful to be a part of the show.
If you could have one person guest star on the show, who would it be?
Now that I just finished binge watching Breaking Bad, I’d like to have Bryan Cranston to come on. He’s doing a lot of fantastic projects right now so he might not have the time, but who knows, maybe he will!
When you have time what is your favorite TV guilty pleasure?
News! I’m a chronic news watcher. I follow the news, and I like to follow the crime stories. That’s my go-to when I have the time.
Watch Blue Bloods on Fridays at 10/9c on CBS.