Actress Sami Gayle struggles with dinner scenes in TV cop drama Blue Bloods - because she's a strict vegetarian. Family get togethers are commonplace on the show and the Vampire Academy star admits she has had to come up with clever ways to hide the fact she doesn't eat meat.
She tells WENN, "We love to eat on Blue Bloods! Our dinner scenes are iconic moments of every episode and we commit to eating on the show. But after seven hours of filming those scenes it gets to be a lot.
"I can't eat red meat, so whenever there is steak or anything I refrain and have to eat a lot of potatoes or green beans. It can get a bit gassy."
But whatever she doesn't eat on set, co-star Donnie Wahlberg gobbles up. She adds, "He is the big eater of all of us and he'll eat anything."
Blue Bloods star Sami Gayle had a close call with New Jersey police last year (13) after accidentally leaving a packet of fake drugs in her coat pocket after a day of filming the crime drama. The teen actress reveals she had worn her own jacket to shoot scenes for the hit TV series, in which she plays Nicky Reagan-Boyle, the niece of Donnie Wahlberg's detective character, Danny Reagan, but she forgot to take out the prop powder when she finished work - and it fell out at the most inopportune time.
She explains, "I was shooting an episode a few months before Thanksgiving... we were driving through New Jersey to visit my grandmother and we were in a car accident, somebody rear-ended us, and when the police came, they saw me and they were like, 'Oh, we love your show, can we get a picture?'. I got out of the car and took pictures and the policemen had a squad car and I was like, 'You know, it's so funny, I'm in a police show but I've never been in a squad car and taken pictures, so can I do that?' And they said, 'Absolutely.'
"I had been wearing my coat on set that day, we had been filming with the fake heroin packets, so I went to pull my phone out of my coat and out falls the fake bogeyman packets! But I had the name of the script on my phone and we sort of made nice on the situation by showing them that, but it was definitely very frightening!"
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Vampire 101: Class is in Session
If you can't catch Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Sami Gayle and Dominic Sherwood from Vampire Academy at their Comic Con panel in New York on October 11 at 11AM ET, fear not: MTV will be featuring interviews and set visits online. Unless you've been locked in a coffin, you already know the movie version of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy is slated to open on Valentine's Day, 2014. The tale follows vampire/human hybrid Rose Hathaway and her classmates through the intricacies of Romanian vamp escoterica. It's like Buffy, but way more sophisticated. It is, after all, a boarding school.
For Vampires with Taste
If you're on the West Coast, why not duck out for a romantic evening at The Vampire Lounge and Tasting Room? There are some whites —for you wimps — but the reds are worth sharpening your teeth for. You will definitely make an impression on your date.
Three's the Charm
But if you're stuck any place in between, Encore has scheduled a mini vamp triple-header on Saturday Oct. 12: Van Helsing airs at 5:45 PM ET, Blade at 8 PM ET, and the crown jewel in that franchise, Blade: Trinity, airs at at 10 PM ET. Van Helsing is fine to watch while you're making dinner, but the coolest is definitely the last one. It's funny, imaginative and sick, and has something compelling the other two don't: Ryan Reynolds hotness.