'Blue Bloods' Len Cariou dinner scene trick: 'If you're really clever, you don't have to eat at all'

As long as the members of television's Reagan family gather to eat each week, Len Cariou always will know where his next meal is coming from.As patriarch and former New York police commissioner Henry Reagan, the stage and screen veteran is guaranteed his moment in every episode of the Friday CBS police drama "Blue Bloods." That's true even if Henry's relatives feed him in the hospital -- as happened one Thanksgiving -- and Cariou finds such scenes special for several reasons."We're usually done by lunch," he tells Zap2it. "Because of the kids, we film [those scenes] early. It's the biggest scene in any episode, so it usually takes the most time because you have to cover everybody film-wise. Everybody looks forward to it, though, because we have that time together every week."Cariou believes those scenes appeal to viewers because "they all did this at one time in their lives, sitting around the dinner table with...



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