'Blue Bloods': Vanessa Ray's mom is a show superfan

For her research on "Blue Bloods," Vanessa Ray didn't have to go much farther than her own mother.The actress who plays Eddie Janko, the new partner of NYPD officer Jamie Reagan (Will Estes), on the Friday CBS police drama didn't realize how helpful her mom's devotion to the show would be until she landed the role."When I got the job, she sat me down and gave me the lowdown," Ray muses toZap2it. "She told me who all the characters were and that Jamie had a girlfriend in the beginning, but that didn't work out. 'And he had a partner, but oh, the partner died. And Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and his wife (Amy Carlson) just love each other, and it's so beautiful ... .' She was just going on and on and on."Fiction will merge with real life soon, since Ray plans to bring her parents to the "Blue Bloods" set the next time they visit her...



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