Tom Selleck has put his heart and soul into making “Blue Bloods” a popular show. One of his co-stars, though, is especially moved by Selleck.
Outsiders will understand that, for co-star Marisa Ramirez, this is about family. See, Ramirez, who plays Detective Maria Baez on “Blue Bloods,” finally found herself part of the famed dinner scenes. These are moments in the CBS police drama where Reagan family members gather to support one another or share advice.
Ramirez talked about the close connection her grandmother, as a fan, had with Selleck, according to an article on Looper.
‘Blue Bloods’ Co-Star Had Grandmother On Her Mind While Shooting Scene
Her grandmother died two weeks before Ramirez was part of the dinner scene on “Blue Bloods.”
“I so badly wanted to say something to Tom about the fact that, ‘My grandmother was such a huge fan of yours. But I knew I wouldn’t have been able to get out the words without crying,'” Ramirez said.
Ramirez said her grandmother was on her mind while filming the “Blue Bloods” scene.
“It almost made me feel more comfortable and calm, and just was able to really take in the surroundings and the warmth and the fact that they welcomed me there,” Ramirez said. “But again, the fact that she wasn’t going to be seeing that episode, it was touching a rough spot in my heart.”
Baez is the partner of Detective Danny Reagan, played by Donnie Wahlberg, on the popular Friday night show on CBS. Ramirez, Wahlberg, and Selleck all are returning for the Season 12 opener on Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.
Other cast members Outsiders can be looking for as the show returns include Bridget Moynahan as Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan, Len Cariou as Retired NYPD Commissioner Henry Reagan, and Will Estes as Detective Jamie Reagan.
Fans Might Want To Know If Danny Reagan, Maria Baez Are Going to Get Romantic
Since they work closely together, it would make some viewers wonder if Danny and Maria might click as a couple.
So, is there any chance of it happening? “Blue Bloods” executive producer Kevin Wade addresses that point in an interview with TV Insider.
“We recognize it and certainly the actors like each other, in front of the camera and between setups,” Wade said. But “there really aren’t stories in happy couples and there are definitely not stories in police detectives on the job having a personal relationship with their partner.”
Take from that what you will. Of course, anything can happen on “Blue Bloods” yet seeing these two become a dating couple doesn’t look good.
One thing is for sure, though, and that’s surprises often pop up on “Blue Bloods” so stay tuned, Outsiders.