Donnie Wahlberg plays the brave – and clean-shaven – New York City detective Danny Reagan on the CBS drama “Blue Bloods,” but off duty this summer, he was sporting a moustache in his other job – as a member of New Kids on the Block.
“I wear a moustache in the off season. No connection to Tom Selleck,” Donnie said on Access Hollywood Live on Friday in New York City, referring to the famously facial-haired star who plays his police commissioner father, Frank Reagan, on the show.
After Access Hollywood Live co-hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover brought out Donnie’s Twitter photo showing his NKOTB bandmates, all sporting moustaches, the actor and singer explained how the unique moment came about.
“When I was on tour, I was wearing a moustache and a lot of the Backstreet Boys fans – New Kids and Backstreet Boys were touring in Europe and around the world — the Backstreet Boys fans were a little younger than [our] New Kids fans, and when I wore the ‘stache on stage they kind of got freaked out,” Donnie said. “On Twitter, a lot of fans were teasing me about my ‘stache, so my bandmates donned fake moustaches and we Tweeted this picture.
“Mine’s real,” he noted though. “The other ones were drawn on.”
Bridget Moynahan, who plays Donnie’s sister, Erin Reagan-Boyle, who handles cases in the District Attorney’s office on “Blue Bloods,” said she fully approved.
“I think they all look good with [moustaches],” she laughed.
“Blue Bloods” returns Friday, September 28 at 10/9c on CBS.
-- Jolie Lash