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‘Blue Bloods’ Star Tom Selleck Says Filming the Family Dinner Scenes Can be ‘Miserable'

Megan Stein
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From Country Living

  • The family dinner scenes are a staple on Blue Bloods.
  • Though the cast loves them for many reasons, Tom Selleck admitted that there’s one aspect that makes filming “miserable.”

Every Blue Bloods fan knows that the family dinners are integral to the show. Watching the Reagans gather round for their weekly get-togethers sets the series apart from other crime dramas, and it’s often the only time we get to see them argue join together as a group.

Though many members of the cast, including Bridget Moynahan, have all expressed that they love filming these scenes, there is one detail that is apparently not so fun. At least, according to Tom Selleck.

“It’s nice to spend time with the entire cast once an episode, but filming an eating scene is miserable,” Tom, who plays patriarch Frank Reagan, told Cinema Blend. “Well, the eating part is. You have to eat the same foods over and over again to get all the shots. We’ll probably spend eight hours shooting this scene.”

Photo credit: CBS Photo Archive

Eek! That’s a lot of mashed potatoes to stomach in one sitting. That aside, the cast seems to genuinely enjoy spending time as a big group.

“It’s that one event every episode that we get together, and in-between scenes we’re catching up on each other’s lives,” Bridget told CountryLiving.com last fall. “So that family dinner provides that social life for the cast every single week. It’s like a built-in date.”

Maybe Tom can take a page out of Bridget’s book and eat cucumbers to make the experience less daunting?

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