Donnie Wahlberg clearly loves playing his character Danny Reagan on “Blue Bloods,” which just wrapped its first season on CBS. “It’s such a gift to be a working actor on a television series that’s getting so many viewers … what a treat!” Wahlberg proclaimed during a lively chat with senior editors Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria.
Donnie sung the praises of co-star Tom Selleck, who he calls “an icon” and “a phenomenal leader.” “I told him he should run for President! I think he could do it, I think he’d make a great candidate” Wahlberg insisted, laughing that he “wouldn’t vote for him though because he’s a Republican!”
Best known as a member of nineties bubble-gum pop group New Kids on the Block, Wahlberg turned to acting in recent years appearing in M. Night Shyamalan‘s Oscar-nominated “The Sixth Sense” as well as the Emmy-winning “Band of Brothers and critically-acclaimed “Boomtown.” On making the transition, Wahlberg revealed that he “always loved acting. I take acting very seriously and I love TV especially. [I aspired to] doing TV, back when TV wasn’t cool.”