The actor not only is like his father but he exudes the same energy and positivity.
Tom Selleck, 77, had a great relationship with his father, Robert D Selleck, who passed away in 2001. He still emulates him. "I get a lot more like him. I hear him sometimes, in some things I talk about. Sometimes I hear him with my daughter. I don't know what it was — my dad was a great guy, a great example," said Selleck in an interview with GQ. He also added that he plays golf because of his father despite it not being his favorite sport. Selleck has been known for his roles in series like Magnum P.I, and Blue Bloods. Many were concerned that he might be giving up his role as NYC's Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on Blue Bloods. Meanwhile, CBS confirmed the return of the show with Selleck onboard. The actor also commented about the show: “It’s a blessing! I love what I do, and I want to keep doing it.” However, he was honest that his body is letting him down. “Well, it lets me down from the point of view that I can’t do, or won’t do, what I used to."
Moreover, stunts are not something he really enjoys.“You know, my back’s kind of messed up. When you do stunts in movies - I do a lot of them - you’re taking a risk, but you’re also sitting around a lot. So you might do a fight scene, and then you sit in your chair, and it’s not like you have a personal trainer saying, ‘Okay, we’re ready to go, but Tom needs 10 minutes of stretching and warm-up.’"
“And I think the price - I see it with peers, I talk to them sometimes. You just see the price of stunts. They weren’t that hard, but I think it’s the stop-and-go of all that stuff,” he added.
Despite addressing the issues, there were again rumors that he was suffering from severe arthritis and has failing health. An insider claimed at the time, “Macho Tom is falling apart before our eyes”.
Putting the rumors to rest, Selleck spoke about how his 63-acre farm keeps him active. "I don’t like to go to the gym. I have a sixty-three-acre ranch, and I do not all, but a lot of, the grunt work. Clearing brush, planting trees. We’ve got about a hundred ancient oaks I planted. I’ve probably planted a thousand trees myself," he said.
The actor not only is like his father but he exudes the same energy and positivity. He refuses to dye his hair. “One thing I didn’t do is dye my hair. I’m sick of people telling me I dye my hair! This is it, man. I’ve got grey hair in there," he said. “At my age, turning grey is kind of a blessing, where it softens all of the other horrible things it does to you, but it is what it is."
He even added grey to his mustache for Blue Bloods. "They do it with a little pencil in makeup—it takes a long time to do it right. But then, the digital camera they were using on the show didn’t even show it. But I’m a little greyer now, so that’s good,” he said.
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