CHLOE Magazine Spring 2014 Volume 4 Issue 4 - Page 76

Though she lives in and loves New York City, Sami is a traveller at heart, and has a desire to immerse herself into different worlds and different cultures. She spent part of her summer in Cannes, at the film festival, and visited Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival, wandering around Yorkville with her mother, and eating copious amounts of chocolate chip banana bread that can be found at Pusateri’s. “I absolutely love Toronto!” she exclaims. As much as she loves to travel and enjoy her cities, Sami has The Reagan family is like another family to Sami, with Bridget Moynahan acting as her second mother and Tom Selleck watching out for her well-being. “Being a teenager can be unnerving, discovering who you are,” says Gayle, “but having two families to mentor me has been a blessing.” As a teenager playing a teenager, Sami feels even more connected with her role as Nicki, as her on-screen character goes through similar events in Sami’s own life. “It’s another “To be surrounded by the caliber of actors on the show, with Tom Selleck especially interested not only in my career, but my education, is the greatest thing to have” been keeping herself very busy with CBS’s television series, Blue Bloods, which is now going into its fourth season. Sami’s relationship with her character Nicki Reagan-Boyle can be summed up simply in one word: family. After several seasons with the character, she feels so intimately connected with her character’s life, and her character’s family’s lives that it is almost an unconscious act to slip into place when on set. Blue Bloods, which has a focus on the life of a family of police officers from New York, strongly emphasizes the depth of familial ties, and Sami herself feels the importance of love, care, and respect when on set with her fellow actors. “To be surrounded by the caliber of actors on the show, with Tom Selleck especially interested not only in my career, but my education, is the greatest thing to have,” Sami says, “at such a young age.” perspective,” says Gayle, “to growing up as a teenager.” There is a relatable shift from teenage-years to adulthood, with issues such as colleges and boys things she deals with in real life too. We only have to watch the next season of Blue Bloods, to fully appreciate how this double family mentoring is leading Sami Gayle on to becoming a very talented and respected young star.