Steve Schirripa reveals the secrets to his first Reagan Family Dinner.

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Every Sunday is important for the Reagan family. Blue Bloods Episode and it was used to only be available to family members. The writers have loosened that rule lately, allowing important characters from the Reagans’ lives to join them. Steve Schirripa joined Bridget Moynahan, his co-star, at the table during the Season 12 finale. In an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com Schirripa revealed some amazing secrets about sharing bread with the Reagans.

Schirripa joined Blue Bloods in September 2015 for Season 6 and has been working closely with Moynahan’s A.D.A. Erin Reagan ever since. After Erin reminded him of her blessings for having such a caring father, Erin decided to invite Anthony to the family dinner. Schirripa reminded that it was only the second time Anthony and Tom Selleck had been able to share a scene together at dinner.

“I wanted it,”Schirripa answered when asked if there was anything he wanted to do in order to get a dinner invite. “I mean, there’s not much you could do whether they’re going to put you in it or not.”Then, he said it was “great”It felt like a “badge of honor”To sit at the table.

Schirripa stated that the meal consisted of all Italian food. They ate to the side only when cameras weren’t rolling. Blue Bloods brought in “incredible”Bronx restaurant. “Every break that we had, some of us would go and eat that food off camera,”Schirripa stated. “So it was great. So I really enjoyed that very much, honestly. And I was very proud of that for real. I’m not just saying that. That was kind of a big deal. I enjoyed that.”

Schirripa may be able to share scenes again with Selleck soon. He mentioned briefly that he will be working alongside Abigail Baker (Abigail Hawk), for the first Season 13 episode. Anthony has an episode paired with Jamie Reagan (Will Estes), airing this week. He’s done store with Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), Eddie (Vanessa Ray) before. “I think by now I’ve worked with every single [main] character on the show… I think this season finishes that,”Schirripa stated.

Schirripa stated that he was making an effort to make a. “conscious effort”To avoid becoming a mobster afterThe Sopranos made him a star. Before that, he was on. Blue BloodsHe was a suburban father. The Secret Life of the American TeenagerWhich “really helped”Get the best for him Blue Bloods gig. Schirripa was able to define himself as a blue collar guy who could take on any role, not just a character actor who couldn’t be a mobster.

“I’m a blue-collar guy, I like that better. And blue-collar guys are doctors, and chefs, and lawyers,”Schirripa stated. “So [it was] a conscious effort to turn down [mob roles]. And I’m very, very happy playing a detective, and they write some great stuff for me on Blue Bloods. They’re terrific writers, and very, very happy.”

Blue BloodsIt airs Fridays at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS. Paramount+ offers past episodes for streaming. 

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