- "You know how most dogs lick you on the cheek? If you're sleeping and not ready for it, my dog, Joe, will get his tongue inside your mouth. It's by far the worst kiss I've ever had." (YM - Feb 04)
- "I'm into all that sappy stuff -- a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I'm kind of an old romantic." (YM - March 03)
- "I try to date, but I take it so seriously," he says. "I am bad at having a casual relationship, so I kind of don't." (People - Jan. 27, 2003)
- Unlike the hangdog, intense jock he plays, Estes is a cutup on the set. Around Halloween he dressed up as his onscreen sister, Meg (Brittany Snow), complete with blonde wig and Catholic schoolgirl skirt. "However moody JJ acts," he says, "I want people to know that Will is having fun." (People - Jan. 27, 2003)
- "It's real time intensive so there's not much time for goofing around, but we are really close and we have a good time with each other. It's a great group." (on the set of AD)
- "I did get to be a kid, however. I would do a job and then go to Toys 'R' Us with my salary, so it was worth it." (Ocean Drive Magazine - March 2003)
- "When I was 18, my friends were all getting jobs, so I refocused my efforts and started to invest more in it." (after he considered turning a fun and lucrative pastime into a profession) (Ocean Drive Magazine - March 2003)
- "It was a wonderful experience, mostly because I got to live in Rome for five months. That actually changed my life, and even though it was because of the film, it had nothing to do with being on the set." (filming U-571) (Ocean Drive Magazine - March 2003)
- "I can't go into a gym and lift weights -- it's really boring. I took gymnastics when I was younger, so I love to go in and mess around with that. I also wrestle a little bit: Brazilian jujitsu, which is like a martial art, but it's really just wrestling." (Ocean Drive Magazine - March 2003)
- "I never understand these actors who are like, "I don't want to be famous; I just want to do good work." And I'm like, "If you do good work, people are going to like it." So how can you not want that and want to be an actor? It's such a contradiction." (A&F Spring 03)
- "That's a scary comparison. Well, I didn't have brothers and sisters and all that. But I think I've learned about what it's like to live in a house with a brother or a sister after doing all these scenes. But how can I compare the two? My parents were products of the '60s themselves. So they treated me differently than their parents had treated them. They were kind of the hippie generation. Although I don't know if I could really call them hippies. My mm had jeans with flowers on them, though." (on comparing his family to the tv (AD) family - A&F Spring 03)
- "We do! We totally played Scrabble, and my mom and my uncle are totally titans. They average 20 points a play. I'm not kidding. I have been playing with them at their level and sometimes I win, but they are incredible." (on having family rituals - A&F Spring 03)
- "Well, I think the best films are right between; they are ones that a lot of people can understand. Just because something is different and low-budget doesn't make it good. It's so easy for people to say they like stuff when other people don't like it, and it's so hard to like something that everybody already likes. And I certainly love my anonymity. I haven't gotten recognized at all off this show, and it's really great. I mean, I saw Leonardo DiCaprio in a restaurant once, and he was like, huddled in a dark corner with all his friends around him. But I still don't think you can hate being popular if you choose to be an actor, you know what I mean?" (A&F Spring 03)
- "I love it when a girl is smart and funny. Humor is a huge thing. If you can laugh with someone, and laugh about the same things, that's usually a big connection. I like it if she's confident, yet really feminine. I want a confident girl that will let me pay for dinner." (J-14 - March 04)
- "Stuff doesn't really matter. I think what they say, that it's the thought that counts, is really true. It's great just to know that someone is thinking about you." (J-14 - March 04)
- "I've always wanted to try living in New York, and I've had a secret - well, not so secret - wish to play a cop, so this is two dreams wrapped up in one." (The Jacksonville Observer - July '10)
- "I have high hopes. I partly think changes are coming because we literally have to change." (Ecoluxe Mag - Sept. '10)
- "I loved this project from the start because of the writing; but the cast and being in New York is pretty great too. I think audiences can expect a fast paced, NYC crime/cop drama that is character driven with an NYPD family at its heart and center." (on Blue Bloods - Ecoluxe Mag - Sept. '10)
- "I think the best way to get the word out is to lead by example." (Ecoluxe Mag - Sept. '10)
- “Tom is a consummate professional and the best leader you could hope to have. I’ve learned a lot from him already.” (Smashing Interviews Mag - Sept. '10)
- "Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Will, I loved American Dreams and was sad when it was cancelled.
Will Estes: I was too (laughs).
Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): The fans tried to save the show.
Will Estes: I know it. They tried.
- "There are many things that people can do. Don’t litter. Buy environmentally free products. You can install energy efficient light bulbs and weatherize windows and doors." (Smashing Interviews Mag - Sept. '10)
- "We have a technical adviser from the NYPD. I've played military before, I played a marine, so that action kind of transfers over. I know the police force likes the marines. You have to have 60 college credits in order to join the New York police force or have been in the military. People keep asking me what I'm going to do to study to be a cop, but I think it might be easier for me to play a cop than a Harvard graduate. The technical adviser gave me a huge packet on the NYPD. Hopefully I'll get to do a ride-along and go into the precinct and spend some time with the guys." (On preparing for the role on Blue Bloods - About.com Interview - Sept. '10)
- "I pray and hope that we'll go long enough so we find out what happens and get to know each the characters more," he says. "I'm going to pretend you didn't bring up Reunion. No, I'm just kidding!" (TVGuide.com - Sept. '10)
- “I just always enjoyed it,” he said of acting. “I think I was lucky enough to not work so much that I (had) a childhood when I was kid. I think some kids spent their whole lives growing up on a set, and I think that would have been tough.” (BostonHerald.com - Oct. '10)
- "A [Star Wars] Storm Trooper, because I'm a nerd." (On what to be for Halloween - Life & Style Magazine - Oct. '10)
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