‘Blue Bloods’: 3 Things You Didn’t Know Were Fake About Reagan Family Dinners (Spoiler: It’s Not the Food)

Fans of “Blue Bloods” often pay attention to small details on the show like what a character is wearing, what they eat, and some of the items in the Reagan family house. If you’re like most fans and your favorite scene is the family dinner, you’re not alone. However, there are a few things you might not realize aren’t real about dinner. If your first guess is the food, you’re wrong. There are a few small things that are fake, and you probably never even noticed. Here are three things you didn’t know were fake about Reagan family dinners.

The silverware is fake

Blue Bloods family dinner |  John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images
Blue Bloods family dinner | John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images

If you’ve been admiring the silverware on “Blue Bloods” you’ll be surprised by this bit of information. Wahlberg revealed a secret about the Reagan’s gorgeous cutlery. Wahlberg shared some behind-the-scenes information about working on “Blue Bloods” during a CBS question and answer session. One piece of information he shared was about the utensils the cast uses for family dinners. Surprisingly, the silverware they use isn’t real—it’s plastic. Wahlberg explained why real silverware isn’t allowed on the “Blue Bloods” set. “The sound department doesn’t want to hear clinking during people’s lines. We use plastic utensils,” said Wahlberg. He also revealed that he and Tom Selleck are not fans of the plastic cutlery.

The wine on “Blue Bloods” isn’t real

Will Estes at Blue Bloods Reagan family dinner | Patrick Harbron/CBS via Getty Images
Will Estes at Blue Bloods Reagan family dinner | Patrick Harbron/CBS via Getty Images

One thing you’ll see a lot during Reagan family dinner is alcohol. Enjoying a drink after a long day at work is one of their family rituals. Believe it or not, it isn’t real wine. Their beverages might look very convincing, but it’s not the real deal. So, if the Reagans look like they’re having a good time because of their alcoholic beverages, it’s just good acting. So, what’s really in the actor’s cups? In his interview with “People” magazine, Wahlberg spilled the beans. “Someone asked me if we get drunk because we have a lot of wine during the dinner scene, but, sadly, it’s just grape juice. Sorry, guys. And ‘Scotch’ is iced tea. I think they give us decaffeinated, or we’d be bouncing off the walls.”

The stairs end in a strange place

If you’ve ever wondered where the stairs lead, we’ve got an answer for you. The answer is, the stairs don’t go very far. During some scenes, you’ll see Frank or Henry walk upstairs to their bedrooms. Former “Blue Bloods’ star Vanessa Carlson revealed the stairs do not lead to a bedroom. She told Rachael Ray the fake stairs lead to the set’s kitchen closet. Maybe Frank and Henry are really walking up the stairs so they can get a bedtime snack.

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