As mentioned earlier, Tom Selleck used to be neighbors with Italian film actress Sophia Loren. His wife allowed him to have a completely platonic friendship with her, but with some limitations.
We’re pretty sure his wife trusted him wholly, she’s just like any other woman who feels a little jealousy every once in a while! Fortunately, nothing went out of hand.
Things You Never Knew About Magnum P.I.
It’s been a long while since the last episode of "Magnum P.I." - 28 years to be exact! We’re all hoping for that huge announcement of the show’s return someday.
Until then, we’ve listed some things that you probably didn’t know about the show! Read on and enjoy a walk down memory lane.
Selleck, Sinatra, And The Buddy Comedy
Frank Sinatra, the truly iconic and legendary blue-eyed singer, loved being guesting on "Magnum P.I.," especially working alongside Tom Selleck.
Sinatra even mentioned his plans to co-star with Selleck in a big-screen comedy. It was probably too difficult to merge their busy schedules together as the movie never pushed through.
Fear Of Water
Apparently, Larry Manetti, playing Rick Wright in the show, hated anything that had to do with getting in the water. In fact, his main goal during his time on the show was to avoid the water and stay dry.
This probably wasn’t the greatest fear to have when you’re filming in a tropical island like Hawaii! Manetti even said in an interview with "The Good Men Project" that he hates the water and that he's a big fan of land. Yeah, we can't blame him.
No More James Bond
Initially, the character of Thomas Magnum was supposed to have a personality similar to that of James Bond. The show’s producers, however, respected Tom Selleck’s opinion that it would not be as interesting to play such a personality.
They instead allowed him to play the character of Thomas Magnum as more of a regular, laid-back character.