‘Blue Bloods’: Some Fans Still Aren’t Over This Controversial Cast Departure

by Jeremy Spirogis
Donnie Wahlberg and Jennifer Esposito

They say there are two sides to each story, however in Hollywood, there appears to be an limitless provide of narratives which are ever-changing. This appears to be the case with Jennifer Esposito, who was fired from Blue Bloods. She appeared to get alongside nicely along with her coworkers, followers liked her, and rankings had been going sturdy.

Then CBS let her go. So why was she fired, and are the rumors that CBS wished an all white forged true? Screen Rant has the solutions.

Donnie Wahlberg and Jennifer Esposito
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg and Jackie (Jennifer Esposito) | John P. Filo/CBS through Getty Images

Esposito’s function on Blue Bloods

While Esposito by no means had a significant function on the present, she performed Detective Jackie Curatola for the primary three seasons. She was Detective Danny Reagan’s associate.

The final episode she appeared in was ‘Nightmares.’ While Esposito didn’t need to go away the present, her character, Detective Curatola, mentioned that she couldn’t even go on trip with out serious about the job, so she left police work to seek out one thing much less aggravating.

CBS hinted that Esposito’s character may return sooner or later, however to date has failed to take action.

Jennifer Esposito’s well being issues

According to Pop Culture TV, Esposito reportedly collapsed on set whereas filming. Her physician later recognized her with celiac illness and positioned her on medical go away. The Blast reviews that CBS was conscious Esposito knew she had Celiac’s previous to her collapse, and handled the entire incident as if she was in search of a elevate.

If you’ve by no means heard of celiac illness, you aren’t alone. Essentially, it’s a gluten allergy that assaults the small intestines. The Celiac Foundation reviews that it may be handled by not consuming meals with gluten, similar to wheat, rye, and barley.

Esposito would have in all probability wanted a couple of days for her physique to get well, however with a correct weight-reduction plan, she ought to have been wonderful.

Jennifer Esposito fired from ‘Blue Bloods’

According to the Huff Post, Esposito was positioned on suspension. She was unable to work as an actress for an additional function, however she additionally wasn’t getting paid. According to Cinema Blend, CBS handled the suspension as a time for Esposito to heal up earlier than she returned.

Esposito clearly didn’t agree and had loads to say about it on interviews and over Twitter.

CBS spoke out to Hollywood Reporter and acknowledged:

“Jennifer has informed us that she is only available to work on a very limited part-time schedule. As a result, she’s unable to perform the demands of her role, and we regretfully had to put her character on a leave of absence. She is a wonderfully talented actress, and we hope that she will be able to return at some point in the future.”

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‘Blue Bloods’: An all-white forged?

According to Screen Rant, Esposito mentioned that CBS wished an “all-white cast” for Blue Bloods. But that’s not truly true. There are loads of minority characters on Blue Bloods, as you’ll be able to see on TV Guide. David Ramsey has performed Mayor Carter Poole since 2011. 

Other actors who show Blue Bloods is unquestionably not all white embrace LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Nicholas Turturro, Tamara Tunie, Selenis Leyva, and Luis Antonio Ramos.

While the primary forged is perhaps primarily white, it’s because it’s based mostly off a household who all selected to enter regulation enforcement. There are loads of different characters that steadiness out the forged, and show that Esposito’s claims, regarding the casting problem, should not true. 

‘Law and Order: SVU’

CBS could not have requested her to return again to Blue Bloods, however that hasn’t stopped Esposito from discovering work elsewhere. In January 2019, TV Insider reviews that Esposito can be becoming a member of the forged of Law and Order: SVU.

While followers of Esposito are trying ahead to seeing her again on the small display, they aren’t glad that she hasn’t returned to Blue Bloods, but it surely appears like there is perhaps an excessive amount of unhealthy blood there to maneuver ahead.

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