NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Marisa Ramirez attends the "Blue Bloods" screening during PaleyFest NY 2017 at The Paley Center for Media on October 16, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
How Marisa
Ramirez Felt After
Her First
Blue Bloods
Dinner Scene
In the Season 11 premiere of "Blue Bloods," "Triumph Over Trauma," fans were treated to a pleasant surprise when Donnie Wahlberg's Detective Danny Reagan finally invited his long-time partner, Detective Maria Baez, to join him at the notorious Reagan family dinner table. Marisa Ramirez, who portrays Baez, had this to say about her first Reagan family meal.
In a 2021 interview, Ramirez said, "It was emotional and a little nerve-wracking for me as it was the first time I was in a room with so many people without masks on." What's more, Ramirez's grandmother — who was "a huge fan of 'Blue Bloods'" — had passed just two weeks prior to them shooting the scene.
"I so badly wanted to say something to Tom (Selleck)," she added, regarding her grandmother being a huge fan of the actor as well. "But I knew I wouldn't have been able to get out the words without crying and I really didn't want to look like a basket case at family dinner and not be invited back again."