“Blue Bloods” has a reputation for tackling sensitive ethical issues that arise in modern times. In Season 13, Episode 16 titled “The Naked Truth,” the Commissioner of the NYPD, Frank Reagan, faces a difficult situation as the department faces a major public relations crisis. The episode revolves around Carlie Gillson, one of the precinct’s top officers, who has uploaded her own nude photos to the internet, sparking a backlash.
While Gillson’s actions are not illegal or immoral, Frank struggles with determining the best course of action for the department to handle the situation. While “Blue Bloods” takes on an interesting storyline, some viewers may be more focused on the fact that the actress who portrays Carlie Gillson may look familiar.
This is because the role is played by Sofia Vassilieva, a seasoned actress who has appeared in numerous popular films and television shows for more than twenty years. Vassilieva has had several significant roles outside of “Blue Bloods,” some of which are listed in the following article.
Sofia Vassilieva on 2005 movie medium
Sofia Vassilieva played the role of Ariel DuBois, the daughter of the main character Allison DuBois (played by Patricia Arquette), in the television series “Medium” that premiered in 2005.
Ariel was depicted as a young girl who also had psychic abilities, much like her mother, and often served as a sounding board for Allison’s visions and dreams. Vassilieva’s portrayal of Ariel was praised by both audiences and critics alike for her ability to convey the character’s emotional depth and complexity.
Vassilieva continued to play Ariel throughout the show’s seven-season run from 2005 to 2011, earning several award nominations for her performance. The show was based on the real-life experiences of psychic medium Allison DuBois, and it followed her struggles to balance her work as a consultant for the district attorney’s office with her responsibilities as a wife and mother of three.
Sofia Vassilieva on My Sister’s keeper
In the 2009 movie “My Sister’s Keeper,” Sofia Vassilieva played the character of Kate Fitzgerald, a teenage girl who has been battling leukemia since childhood. The film follows the story of Kate’s family as they struggle with the decision to conceive another child, Anna (played by Abigail Breslin), in order to provide Kate with a genetic match for a life-saving transplant.
Vassilieva’s performance as Kate was widely praised by critics for her emotional depth and ability to convey the physical and emotional pain that the character experiences. She underwent a physical transformation for the role, shaving her head and wearing prosthetics to portray the physical effects of chemotherapy.
The film was based on the novel of the same name by Jodi Picoult and deals with themes of family, illness, and ethical dilemmas. Vassilieva’s performance, along with those of her co-stars, helped make the film a commercial and critical success.