Actress-Baker Jennifer Esposito to Shoot Reality Show in East Village

By Serena Solomon on March 13, 2013 12:33pm 

EAST VILLAGE — Former "Blue Bloods" actress turned gluten-free baker, Jennifer Esposito, could be back on the silver screen with a reality TV show.

Esposito, who has autoimmune diseased called celiac, opened the gluten and dairy free bakery called Jennifer's Way at 263 E. 10th St. between First Avenue and Avenue A last month.

Now, Esposito will be shooting a pilot for an E! reality TV series called "Playing With Fire," which focuses on New York’s food scene, according to a report in Deadline Hollywood.

Esposito will be among others from the city's culinary scene that the cameras will follow as part of the show that focuses on their personal and professional lives, Deadline Hollywood reported.

Five years ago, Esposito received a diagnosis for celiac's — an intestinal disease that requires a gluten-free diet — and became an advocate for other sufferers.

The Jennifer's Way Foundation for Celiac Education raises awareness for the disease, promotes research, awareness and works on advocacy programs.

The actress had a contentious ending with the CBS series "Blue Bloods" last year after having to cut back on work because of her health condition, according to Deadline Hollywood.

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