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Blue Bloods Star Shelley Hennig Shares Swimsuit Photo Saying "D For Dubrovnik"

Here’s how she approaches the important things. 

Blue Bloods star Shelley Hennig went on a beautiful trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia at the end of August and shared pictures and videos with her many social media followers. Hennig, 36, posted a picture of herself posing in a black bikini and tan hat against a stunning ocean backdrop. "D for Dubrovnik or daddy 🇭🇷," she captioned the post. "You're so hot," actress Brittany Snow commented. Here's what Hennig focuses on to live her best life.


She's a Dancer

Hennig has a dancing background. "I'm very grounded," she says. "I come from a good family, and I come from Louisiana, the South. I'm a dancer as well, and I was always teaching younger girls dancing, and I've always had so many younger girls look up to me. That's also been my motivation. I just want everyone to be safe, and happy, and do the right things, and go for what they believe in, and shoot for the stars."


Physical Roles

Hennig loved the physicality of her role on Teen Wolf. "I do enjoy it, mainly because I get paid to work out. I'll be honest, it's as simple as that," she says. "More than anything, I'm happy to be playing a tomboy character. It takes less than an hour to get hair and make-up done, which is not normal for females in television. I'm personally more of a low-maintenance type of person. I want things to be easy and quick, especially when it comes to getting dressed. And it's fun to have messy hair and not a lot of make-up on, and to kick guys' asses. But that first berserker I saw, those guys are 6'5" and massive, and he was chasing us in the school. I was just freaked out, and I didn't have to act very much. I asked for more stunts and physical work because I think it's cool and I'm pretty athletic in real life."  


Practicing Gratitude

Hennig is grateful every day for her career. "Every morning I wake up and I thank my lucky stars," she says. "I promise you not a day goes by when I'm on set and I just, I have like an out of body experience, and I go, 'Oh my gosh. I am here.' I know it sounds really cheesy and cliché, but because everything happened so fast and I was so fortunate, I just can't get over it. Still, I'm not over it. I just know that I'm very lucky, and my co-stars are amazing, so I really have nothing to complain about."


Social Media Pressure

Hennig balances self-care with managing her social media accounts. "Hmm… it's not the following so much as it is 'the pressure of posting,'" she says. "I could take it even further and say 'the pressure of having a social media account.' I struggled with the idea of even being a part of it some years ago, but it became inevitable. I'm pretty private in regards to my personal life, so I see my social media accounts as more of a creative outlet."


Cardio Barre

Hennig previously tried Cardio Barre workouts. "I try to go four or five times a week," she said. "There's a ballet bar, and they play music. What you're doing is fast ballet movements. So it's a lot of cardio work and ballet form, which I love. It's an hour long, and there are 30 people in the room. We all have our own space working at the ballet bar. You get to stretch at the end. If I ever decided to start dancing professionally again, I could do it in a heartbeat, thanks to this class. I have my strength back now, as well as my flexibility."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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