In an interview with Watch, Donnie Wahlberg was asked about the dinner scenes and how they make up some of the greatest moments of “Blue Bloods,” to which he replied, “A lot of that’s improvised. Someone else might kick me under the table and say, ‘Stop adding those improvs,’ but Tom doesn’t. And six months later he’ll say, ‘I love the way you fill in all the holes in the dinner scene. It needs you, you keep it alive.’ What a great thing that the head of the table just trusts me. It means the world to me.”
Wahlberg then elaborated on his relationship with Tom Selleck, saying he’s “a real solid individual.” For his part, Selleck believes that Wahlberg has an aptitude for enhancing a script and told Wahlberg to never stop what he’s doing. Selleck went on to state that he wants Wahlberg to keep improvising lines and moments for the duration of the show because it makes “Blue Bloods” that much better. It seems that this advice has paid off for fans, with the show currently maintaining an 88% audience score across all seasons on Rotten Tomatoes.