The Examiner interviewed Donnie Amy Carlson, and Marisa Ramirez about Blue Bloods and more. Here is Donnie's answers.
Why do you think that Blue Bloods has been so successful?
Wahlberg: I think it's a combination of things, it's has a throwback feel, what i mean by "throwback", two ways, throwback to classic television and classic family. A lot of people can relate to the family dinner scene, if they don't, they can live through it vicariously through the Reagans. If you grew up in a big family like I did, it brings you back to that time in your life. There's definitely an appeal to that.
Where you cast for your role or did you pursue it?
Wahlberg: Cast. I always hoped to play a role like a hotheaded fly by the seat of his pants detective. I’ve done 50 acting roles, maybe 40 of them were cops.
What is it like working with Tom Selleck?
Wahlberg: I feel good about myself in his presence, we work two different ways, but we want the same thing. It’s a great acting situation, off screen mirrors on screen. Tom is a dedicated professional to this show and I’m the same way, wing it, He’s by the book, same intentions.
What is coming up for you in 2016?
Wahlberg: Donnie loves Jenny, Wahlburgers, NKOTB still touring, Rock This Boat, plus Jenny and I have 5 other shows in development, and one with Joe McIntyre for POP TV.