While speaking to TV Line about the new book, Tom Selleck stated the new memoir is about his first 50 years in show business. “The tentative title is, ‘Don’t Know Where I’m Going, But There’s No Use Being Late.’ The “Blue Bloods” star declared. “I doubt if I’ll change it. That’s the story of an actor’s life. You finish your job, a show or a movie, and you’re unemployed. It’s fun.”
Tom Selleck also said that he hopes the memoir is kind of funny. “Because I don’t take myself that seriously,” the “Blue Bloods” cast member explained. “A sense of humor is almost essential for a long career as is a sense of humor in your work.”
Along with his memoir, Tom Selleck discussed “Blue Bloods” success as it surpassed 250 episodes. Selleck admitted he never thought he’d be lucky enough to do a series that has such a long run. “Maybe ‘Magnum, P.I.’ could have reached that number. Because nobody wanted to cancel it. I was the guy causing the divorce. I’d done the number one movie [‘Three Men and a Baby’] in the U.S. and I wanted to have a family.”
Tom Selleck Describes ‘Blue Bloods’ as a Character-Driven Show
Tom Selleck goes on to describe “Blue Bloods” as a character-driven show and a cop drama that is a backdrop for the lives of the five main characters. “The audience is so in the heads of these characters that the biggest jeopardy in our show is often when one of the relationships in the Irish Catholic family looks like it’s going south.”
Tom Selleck uses his character’s relationship with his daughter, Erin Reagan [played by Bridget Moynhan]. “[The relationship is] increasingly in conflict the higher she moves up in the DA’s office. The best family dinners are when we argue. When the family gets together, the audience usually knows the character’s problems, so, they’re going, ‘Boy, if he brings that up, that’s not going to sit well with Erin.’ They want the Reagans happy, that’s the key.”
When asked which is his favorite “Blue Bloods” episode, Tom Selleck said his favorite is “The Job,” which is episode 12 of the show’s second season. “Which you found out that Frank was in the World Trade Center’s North Tower on 9/11. It was quite stirring because 9/11 was still fresh in people’s minds. It was hard for me to be strong as an actor, not to break down because Frank is tougher than that.”
Tom Selleck has starred as Frank Reagan in “Blue Bloods” since 2010.