'Blue Bloods' weekly dinner scene is 'always a really big day' for the cast

Few television dramas guarantee their casts will have a big on-camera meal each week.That's why the stars of CBS' Friday police drama "Blue Bloods" know they're in a rare situation every time they sit down around the fictional Reagan family's dining table. The food in those scenes is very real, and the actors know it can be a challenge to export dialogue as they ingest calories or carbs ... sometimes over and over again, if retakes are needed."It didn't really occur to me" that edibles would be so prominent in the show, says Amy Carlson, now in Season 3 as Linda Reagan, the wife of New York cop Danny (Donnie Wahlberg). "In the pilot, we had this great dinner, and Tom (Selleck, who stars as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan) says he knew the whole time that it would be a regular thing. I had no idea."Carlson reports the filming of the dinner scene is "always...



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