Blue Bloods unveiled a brand-new family member during season 10, episode 19. Although Joe Reagan’s son, Joseph Hill, was happy to meet the Reagans, his mother (Paula Hill) doesn’t have warm feelings toward the family. Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about the actress who plays Joe Reagan’s ex-lover.
What happened during ‘Blue Bloods’ Season 10, Episode 19
Blue Bloods Season 10, Episode 19, titled “Family Secrets,” was full of surprises. After Sean Reagan found a match during a DNA class project, it is revealed his late uncle, Joe Reagan, had a son he never knew about. His son, Joseph Hill, happens to work for the New York Police Department as a detective in the firearms division.
Paula wants Joseph transferred to a less active unit, but Frank declines her request. Consequently, Paula storms out of Frank’s office and tells him not to contact her or Joseph. Joseph is his own man, so he remains in contact and accepts Frank’s invitation to family dinner.
Who plays Joseph Reagan’s mother on ‘Blue Bloods’?
Paula’s character is hard to forget. She’s a bit rough around the edges and doesn’t take no for an answer. Her interaction with Frank wasn’t pleasant, and she didn’t seem to care if she made a good impression. Who is the woman who plays this fierce momma bear? The actress who plays Paula Hill is Bonnie Somerville. This was her first appearance on Blue Bloods, but we don’t think we’ve seen the last of her. It would be interesting to get a few more scenes with her clashing with Frank. Will she eventually accept the situation and join the Reagans for family dinner?
Bonnie Somerville’s movies and TV shows
Somerville made her acting debut in a 1998 episode of the television series Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place titled “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Homecoming.” After that, she appeared in a 1999 episode of Beverly Hills 90210 titled “Dog’s Best Friend.” Somerville made her film debut in the 2000 movie Crime + Punishment in Suburbia. That same year, she appeared in the movie Bedazzled.
Somerville landed a role as a series regular on the television show Grosse Pointe. She played the role of Courtney Scott from 2000 to 2001. After that, she played the character Mona on Friends from 2001 to 2002. Somerville’s other acting roles include appearances in The O.C., NYPD Blue, Code Black, and Cashmere Mafia.
Bonnie Somerville says her role on ‘Friends’ helped her career
Somerville was originally only supposed to have a few lines as the character Mona in an episode of Friends. However, a few lines turned into a couple of episodes. Somerville appeared in seven episodes from 2001 to 2002. Her first Friends appearance was in an episode titled “The One After I Do.” Her last appearance was an episode titled “The One with the Tea Leaves.” Here’s
“My agent said, ‘They’re casting episode 1 and there’s a small role that has maybe a couple of lines,’” Somerville told Entertainment Weekly. The actress says her career got a boost after just one appearance on Friends. Somerville says LeBlanc told her she would be easily recognized after her appearance, but she didn’t think that would be the case. It turns out, she was wrong.
“I said, ‘No one’s going to care,’ Somerville told Entertainment Weekly. “But then the morning after that first episode, someone came up to me at the grocery store and said, ‘Are you that girl who was on Friends last night?’ I got work right away after that.”
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