What a grand time for the “Blue Bloods” troupe. Ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month and being feted at CBS’s Upfront presentation for advertisers, Tom Selleck and the rest of the cast must be feeling duly appreciated by now.
Amy Carlson, who plays Donnie Wahlberg’s wife Linda on the show, tells us she and her family will be heading off to Fire Island for a vacation after the promotional fest. And after that, “I would love to do a movie, but if it doesn’t work out, that’s fine. I have two children who are still quite little — 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 — and I love having time to spend with them.”
In fact, her schedule is one of the reasons the actress considers “Blue Bloods” her “best job in the world…My scenes are pretty specific and they’re all in one place, so I end up not having too crazy a schedule which is great. They tend to give me more to do every third episode.”
She could be moving around a lot more next season, if talk of having Linda return to work as a nurse comes to fruition. Opening up a medical aspect of the cop show would certainly add possibilities, and Carlson is ready. “On ‘Third Watch,’ I was a paramedic, so I have a TV medical background,” she says with a laugh. Hey, but no kidding — the experience won’t hurt. “It’s true,” she responds. “You do end up with a lot of knowledge you can bring with you.”