Every day, Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg brings a positive attitude to the set, and it shows in his work. Tom Selleck is one person Wahlberg has gotten close to. He plays New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan opposite Mark Wahlberg’s Detective Danny Reagan. Wahlberg was recently asked if the affection between Frank and Danny reflects a real-life connection he has with Selleck.
“It’s exactly like Danny and Frank,” Wahlberg told TV Insider. “Off-screen, Tom and I are very close. Having said that, we both approach the show with the same level of dedication. But Tom is focused and reserved, relying on his years of experience in the trade. While I rely heavily on instinct, feeling, and emotion.” Early on, Wahlberg valued Selleck’s support and blessing.
‘Blue Blood’ Showcases Selleck’s ‘Magnum P.I.’ Co-Star Larry Manetti
Larry Manetti, who co-starred with Selleck in Magnum P.I., will appear on the April 21 episode. Manetti will play a retired cop in the film. He’s out for retaliation against a dealer who sold fentanyl to his grandson. Unfortunately, there is no on-screen reunion for the two actors. Why didn’t Selleck appear in a scene with Manetti, Wahlberg is asked.
“Tom really wanted his old friend on the show, but he didn’t want Larry in scenes with him to be distracting to the audience,” Wahlberg explained. “To his credit, Tom did encourage me to post the photo of Larry with the Reagans on Instagram.” ‘I really want to support Larry being on the show,’ he said. ‘Can you handle social media?’ ‘Absolutely,’ I said.
Will the Danny-Baez romance rumors d1e down or continue to heat up?
Meanwhile, now that we’ve discussed Wahlberg and Selleck’s off-screen relationship, perhaps we can turn our attention to Danny and Baez. On Blue Bloods, Marisa Ramirez plays Detective Maria Baez, Danny’s coworker. Fans have been wishing for a Danny-Baez romance on the show.
“The episode [on May 12] is really intense for the partners,” Wahlberg said. “A perp Baez arrested seeks vengeance, and Danny goes to great lengths to protect her and her new baby.” There will be dinner, drinks, and possibly a sleepover. It will highlight how important Danny and Baez are to each other. Marisa and I decided to show a lot more vulnerability than we have in the past. The audience will adore it!” Finally, Blue Bloods airs on CBS on Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.