Tom Selleck Has Never Used Email, Wants to Play Himself in a 'Magnum P.I.' Remake

by Raphael Chestang 4:28 PM PDT, October 09, 2015
Playing Tom Selleck Has Never Used Email, Wants to Play Himself in a 'Magnum P.I.' Remake

There's been a lot of talk of a Magnum, P.I. remake, but what does the original Thomas Magnum have to say about it? Tom Selleck weighed in with ET.

When asked who should star in the remake if it ever came to fruition, Selleck gave us the best answer we could have hoped for.

"Um ... me," Selleck responded.

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The 70-year-old Golden Globe winner added, "The problem with Magnum, other than it's still in 100 countries, is it's not dated. My shorts are dated. They're a little short. But maybe, and I'm not trying to be egotistical, maybe nobody will accept anybody else in the role."

In the 27 years since Magnum, P.I. ended its eight-season run, Selleck’s career has never wavered. He currently stars in CBS' Blue Bloods (the No. 1 TV show on Friday night) opposite Donnie Wahlberg, who plays one of Selleck’s sons.

Wahlberg's boy band, New Kids On The Block, are currently on a sold-out cruise from Florida to the Bahamas, but don't hold your breath for Selleck to make an appearance.

“Donnie will forgive me,” Selleck joked.

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In the upcoming TV movie, Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, premiering Oct. 18 on Hallmark Channel, Selleck reprises his role as the troubled police chief who is constantly in need of forgiveness.

"He's really fun to play, because he's a mess," Selleck said. "He drinks too much, he's flawed, but he's a good man and people root for him."

With four decades of experience in the biz, Selleck has seen a lot of changes to the industry, but not all of them have been accepted into his day-to-day life.

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"I've only texted once," said Selleck, who told us he’s never sent an email. "I see a lot of people who have become slaves to these kind of labor-saving devices, and I don't want them. Right now, I can afford not to, so I'm a Luddite."

Watch the video to hear Selleck gush about his wife of 28 years, Jillie.