Marisa Ramirez recalls working on her chemistry with co-star Donnie Wahlberg on the popular CBS cr1me drama “Blue Bloods.”
Ramirez’s character, Detective Maria Baez, works alongside Wahlberg’s character, Detective Danny Reagan. She has been a cast member of “Blue Bloods” since the third season.
“You know, this is my first experience with building a relationship like this with another cast member,” Ramirez says in an interview with Dan Levine of Pop Culture in March 2021. “And other jobs I’ve had, oh, I’ve been with this person for three years or three months.
The ‘Blue Bloods’ star claims that her relationship with Wahlberg has ‘evolved more this year.’
“But we’ve been together for eight years, and I think our relationship has grown stronger this year,” Ramirez says of her “Blue Bloods” co-star. “I’m not sure if it’s related to the pand3m1c.” I’m not sure if he’s been there for me with all of my losses in the last year. But you can definitely look at each other and tell what each other is thinking, and that’s…such it’s a beautiful thing.”
Ramirez recalls hearing horror stories about actors who had worked together for a long time but secretly despised each other. That isn’t the case with her and Wahlberg.
“We simply adore each other,” she says. “And I’m so excited to be working with him and to feel safe with someone who knows who I am.” Because I feel like I’m always on guard with other actors, crew, or whoever.”
“Blue Bloods” has remained popular thanks to the efforts of Ramirez and Wahlberg. In the CBS hour-long drama, Tom Selleck plays NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan. Bridget Moynahan plays Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan, and Broadway veteran Len Cariou plays Retired NYPD Commissioner Henry Reagan.
This season, the show will return to its regular Friday night time slot of 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.
Ramirez Is Allowed To Sit At The Famous Reagan Dinner Table
Yes, we know that “Blue Bloods” fans love seeing the Reagans gather around the dinner table for food and candid conversation (no pun intended).
Ramirez, on the other hand, had not been a dinner guest until the 11th season. She was able to pull up a chair and see what all the fuss was about dinner with the Reagans.
“That was insane,” she said to Pop Culture. “Donnie has been pleading with Maria Baez to come to dinner for a long time. I’ve been there for eight years now, and it was very emotional for me on so many levels, which I didn’t share with anyone at the time.”
Detective Maria Baez now feels even more like a member of the family, going above and beyond her already established working relationship with Danny Reagan.