Greg Contaldi Talks Working with ‘Blue Bloods’ Star Abigail Hawk and the Future of Hollywood

by Jeremy Spirogis
Abigail Hawk of Blue Bloods

Greg Contaldi, creator of the online sequence Bromance, chatted with Showbiz Cheat Sheet concerning the present, working with Blue Bloods star Abigail Hawk, and the way forward for leisure. Here’s what Contaldi needed to say.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What was it like working with ‘Blue Bloods’ star Abigail Hawk?

Abigail Hawk of Blue Bloods | Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Abigail Hawk of Blue Bloods | Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Greg Contaldi: Working with Abigail Hawk [on Bromance] was an absolute blast. Here’s somebody I’ve watched on TV each week, since my freshman yr of highschool, and now she’s displaying as much as work on my set. I nearly couldn’t consider it. The nerves, nonetheless, began pumping once I realized that each scene she was in was alongside me. [I was thinking], ‘How was I going to hold my ground? She’s used to performing with Tom Selleck. Am I about to make a idiot out of myself?’ These concepts raced via my thoughts as I struggled to maintain my composure. Luckily, that every one went away as soon as we went in for our first take.

Her character, Melissa, a tv producer, is new to Bromance
this season, and but, when she confirmed as much as set for the primary time, she knew
her character so effectively. Abigail brings a lot to each character she performs and
made our scripts higher due to it.

CS: What recommendation would you give to males who really feel awkward or ashamed about having an in depth friendship?

Brian Alevis and Greg Contaldi | Art CityBrian Alevis and Greg Contaldi | Art City
Brian Alevis and Greg Contaldi | Art City

GC: I’d inform them to recover from it. There is nothing to really feel awkward or ashamed about. The individuals you encompass your self with are important. They strengthen you with a collective id to assist obtain your objectives and that will help you study out of your failures and disappointments. This sequence is a result of getting shut friendships.

I simply completed a e book referred to as Never Eat Alone by entrepreneur
Keith Ferrazzi, which speaks closely on the significance of shut friendships and
relationships. “It is shut relationships that hold us adjusted, joyful and
profitable,” he says. In a world that’s so targeted on individualism, we want
to make it a degree to give attention to the individuals we hold round us. Nothing on this
world occurs by yourself.

CS: How do you assume TV exhibits will change in gentle of the coronavirus and racial tensions?

GC: It is unquestionably a altering time for the leisure trade and for the world as a complete. We are already beginning to see how manufacturing is shifting within the age of coronavirus. Scripts are going digital, writers’ rooms are occurring over Zoom, and crews are being divided into groups with staggered work schedules.

Cops and Live PD have been canceled. This got here as a
little bit of a shock as A&E’s Live PD is among the most-watched exhibits
on cable. I predicted it to be pulled from the air for just a few weeks, in gentle of
latest occasions, however I didn’t anticipate an outright cancellation. I believe we’re
going to proceed to see a shift within the varieties of programming we see on
tv because the rising motion in opposition to racial injustice continues.

However, in gentle of those latest tragedies, I’ve begun to
see many individuals use this as a educating second. Books on race are topping
best-seller lists. Even Netflix added a brand new “Black Lives Matter” style focusing
on racial injustice and discrimination. The varieties of tales depicted in these
applications will not go unheard. Networks and streaming providers are making
positive of it.

Read extra: ‘Bromance’
Creator Greg Contaldi Tells Us About the Series and Plans for the Future

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