Scared?: Tom Selleck revealed he was 'scared to death' when he was hired to play Monica's boyfriend on the hit sitcom Friends in 1995

Tom Selleck, 77, reveals he was ‘scared to death’ on Friends

Tom Selleck, 77, unearths he used to be ‘scared to dying’ when he guest-starred as Monica’s boyfriend on Pals: ‘I hadn’t executed a sitcom, I used to be actually fearful’

Tom Selleck used to be ‘scared to dying’ when he guest-starred on Pals.

The 77-year-old actor, who has performed the fearless police commissioner on Blue Bloods since 2010, admitted in an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Display, that he used to be terrified about taking the position for a chain of appearances as Dr Richard Burke, the temporary boyfriend of Courteney Cox’s personality Monica Geller. 

The rationale, the heartthrob mentioned, used to be as a result of he had by no means executed a comedy collection.

Scared?: Tom Selleck printed he used to be ‘scared to dying’ when he used to be employed to play Monica’s boyfriend at the hit sitcom Pals in 1995

New experience:  The TV tough guy told talk show host Kelly Clarkson the Friends experience was initially frightening because he had never worked on a sitcom before

New revel in:  The TV tricky man informed communicate display host Kelly Clarkson the Pals revel in used to be to start with scary as a result of he had by no means labored on a sitcom sooner than

‘The toughest factor is to visitor on a display,’ mentioned the actor. 

Relating to his trepidation about becoming a member of the troupe, that consisted of now not handiest Courteney, however Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry, at the extremely rated sitcom in 1995, he defined, ‘I used to be scared to dying. 

‘I had executed [an episode of] Taxi a very long time sooner than, however I hadn’t executed a sitcom. And so, I used to be actually fearful.’

Alternatively, the journeyman actor went on to provide an explanation for that his co-star, Courteney, have been a ‘large assist’ in welcoming him onto the set.

Remembering Richard:  The actor played against Courteney Cox as Monica's much older boyfriend, Dr. Richard Burke in nine episodes from 1995-2000

Remembering Richard:  The actor performed towards Courteney Cox as Monica’s a lot older boyfriend, Dr. Richard Burke in 9 episodes from 1995-2000

Fast friends:  Tom credits co-star Courteney Cox with putting him at ease, ' That group's an incredible group of friends...  And it shows. It was a wonderful place to work.'

Rapid pals:  Tom credit co-star Courteney Cox with striking him comfortable, ‘ That team’s a fantastic team of pals…  And it displays. It used to be a good looking position to paintings.’

 ‘Courteney helped so much. Courteney’s a large assist.’

‘However that team’s a fantastic team of pals. They clearly become pals in lifestyles in addition to at the display. And it displays. It used to be a good looking position to paintings.’

Tom used to be handiest intended to visitor superstar at the sitcom for 3 episodes and even supposing Richard and Monica sooner or later broke up, he made a complete of 9 appearances between 1995 and 2000.

Blue Bloods: The 77-year-old actor has starred as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the drama Blue Bloods since 2010

Blue Bloods: The 77-year-old actor has starred as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan at the drama Blue Bloods since 2010

The veteran actor mentioned he makes use of that have to check out to set others comfortable. ‘I attempt to loosen up the brand new actors as a result of that is actually exhausting to return on a display the place everyone’s on top of things.’ 

The actor wore a Frank Reagan-esque darkish 3 piece blue swimsuit and tie with a lighter blue blouse for his look at the communicate display. He additionally sported a salt and pepper goatee underneath his trademark mustache. 

When requested about his ‘stache, the actor printed ‘sooner than Magnum, I labored as a rule with out it. Possibly that is why I did six unsold pilots.’ . 

Trademark Mustache:  When asked about his trademark mustache, the former Magnum, PI explained 'before Magnum, I worked most of the time without it. Maybe that's why I did six unsold pilots'

Trademark Mustache:  When requested about his trademark mustache, the previous Magnum, PI defined ‘sooner than Magnum, I labored as a rule with out it. Possibly that is why I did six unsold pilots’

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