August 29, 2011 12:00 PM

>THE FAMILY BUSINESS

YOUR DAUGHTER LOLA, 8, GUEST-STARS ON THE AUG. 22 EPISODE OF YOUR SHOW RIZZOLI & ISLES. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

I saw the first draft of the script, and it called for a girl who looked a bit like me and could potentially be my daughter.

WAS LOLA ALREADY FOLLOWING IN THE BRIDGES ACTING TRADITION?

She’s outgoing and loves to perform. But this was a lesson that it’s work. You can’t be off chasing butterflies—which she did sometimes.

LITERALLY?

There was a location with a pond, and she made herself a little fishing pole. When they call the actors to their places, you’ve got to move. And she was like, “No! No! I’ve got to catch more fish.”

DOES YOUR DAD, BEAU, FOLLOW THE SHOW?

I get these little supportive e-mails after every week. He’ll always be my teacher.

EVER JAM WITH YOUR UNCLE JEFF BRIDGES?

Yeah! When our family gets together, we’ll break out guitars at the end of the evening.

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