The ‘Blue Bloods’ Cast Has a Family Dinner Tradition That Isn’t Normally Filmed

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Reagans on Blue Bloods have a household custom of getting dinner collectively each week. But the solid has their very own traditions that followers are nonetheless studying about. Donnie Wahlberg revealed one in every of their traditions that aren’t usually filmed to followers throughout their digital household dinner.

The Reagans have household dinner in each episode of ‘Blue Bloods’

Will Estes, Vanessa Ray, Bridget Moynahan on 'Blue Bloods'
Will Estes, Vanessa Ray, Bridget Moynahan on ‘Blue Bloods’ | Patrick Harbron/CBS by way of Getty Images

Fans love that each episode of Blue Bloods exhibits the Reagan household coming collectively for household dinner. Jamie (Will Estes) advised Eddie (Vanessa Ray) the origin of this custom in an episode.

“Because my grandmother grew up poor in a small town in Ireland. She was the oldest of 12 kids and there was never enough to eat,” he advised her. “She moved to New York to make money. She met my grandpa and when they got married she promised herself that they would always have more than enough to eat. Family dinner was just her way of proudly proving that every week.”

The dinners assist the relations get issues off their chest to different individuals who work in regulation enforcement. The solid has talked about what it’s actually prefer to movie these scenes.

The scenes assist carry the solid collectively

Most of the characters of Blue Bloods don’t truly work collectively so the dinner scenes are the one likelihood for a lot of of them to be collectively. Bridget Moynahan, who performs Erin Reagan, talked about this with Country Living.

“It’s that one event every episode that we get together, and in-between scenes we’re catching up on each other’s lives,” Moynahan stated. “So that family dinner provides that social life for the cast every single week. It’s like a built-in date. It’s already prescheduled for us!”

She talked in regards to the significance of the solid being there for one another all through the run of the present. “We’ve had deaths and surgeries and births and marriages,” Moynahan continued. “We’ve all gone through major life moments together and shared these moments as a family together over the years. So it really feels like home on and off screen.”

They have fun solid birthdays on the desk

The solid of the present gathered on-line for a digital household dinner on April 28. A shared video from the occasion confirmed Wahlberg explaining a solid custom to followers.

“There’s a practice on Blue Bloods that we’ve executed through the years, which in all probability no person outdoors of Blue Bloods would learn about. But we prefer to have fun birthdays on the dinner desk and today we even have a birthday,” he stated.

That could be Moynahan’s birthday. Sami Gayle, who performs Nicki, revealed that she had a 10-layer cake for the occasion. The solid sang “Happy Birthday” to Moynahan and she or he blew out her candle.

The occasion didn’t simply embody the same old solid members who could be on the Reagan household desk. Tony Terraciano, who performs Jack Reagan, returned for the occasion. It additionally included Marisa Ramirez, who performs Maria Baez; Steve Schirripa, who performs Anthony Abetemarco; Abigail Hawk, who performs Abigail Baker; and producer Kevin Wade.

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