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You asked, stars of ‘Chicago’ series answered

CHICAGO (WEEK) — Last week anchor Caitlin Knute had the tough assignment of travelling to the Windy City to meet the stars of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” and “Chicago PD.”

Before she went, we asked you what questions you wanted her to ask the stars.

Some of the questions you posed included asking what we could expect to see from their characters this season.

Viewer Paige Flynn: “When are Brett and Casey going to get together?”

Kara Killmer, “Sylvie Brett”: “That’s a great question that you’ve posed. I don’t know the answer. Will they? Won’t they? Should they? Shouldn’t they?”

Viewer Stephanie Cross: Who will be the comic relief now that Otis is gone?

Joe Minoso – “Joe Cruz”:  “That’s a good question. No, for a while it won’t be me. I think Cruz is kind of dealing with this loss, and I think it’s going to play out for a lot of the season. I think you’re going to see a lot of Herman and Mouch, and I think there are some interesting things happening between Gallo and Ritter and those two work really well off each other.”

Viewer Casey Clouse: “Why did they have to make me cry? I miss Otis.”

Eamonn Walker, “Wallace Boden”: “What you have to remember, you’re watching a show about firefighters and first responders, and this is their everyday life. And we, while filming, have first responders who turn up for extras. But, what you don’t hear, some of them go to work and don’t come back as extras, because they really do die.”

“So, we’re pulling on your heartstrings, but that’s a job of any first responder. You might not come back. That’s part of what you take on when you say, “I’m going to do this job and that’s why we respect them so much”

Viewer Paige Flynn: “Is Natalie ever going to remember she’s not engaged to that dude?”

Torrey DeVitto, “Natalie Manning”: “Hopefully. I’m hoping, but I can’t give anything away, but fingers crossed.”



Other questions you wanted us to ask centered around how the actors prepared for their roles. Here’s what they had to say.

Viewer Lori Irving McArtist: “Do the cast (members) have to learn all new info to help, and were there a lot of retakes needed?

Jesse Lee Soffer, “Jay Halstead”: “I mean, we’ve definitely learned a ton over the years. We’re in season seven now and i remember in season one with all the ride alongs and meeting our tech adviser, Luce, and he’s still on set everyday so it’s a constant learning process. As far as a lot of takes, sometimes it’s one and done, other days it’s 13 takes, and it’s not because people don’t know their lines, it’s because we laugh.”


Viewer Tom Duncan: “I’m sure there are consultants on the show who weigh in, but how do you make sure you’re getting insight so your characters are authentic?”

Patrick Flueger, “Adam Ruzek” : “Our tech guy, Brian Luce is our ace in the hole. The show wouldn’t be the show it is witohout him on set all the time, everyday.”

Laroyce Hawkins, “Kevin Atwater” : “Secret weapon for a fact.”

And finally, some of you just wanted to know about the actors, themselves.

Viewer Jeff Rudisill: “Are you (Voight) really as tough as you seem on TV?”

Jason Beghe, Hank Voight: “No. No. I don’t know, am I?
Amy Morton, “Trudy Platt” : “No, no, he’s a softy!”

Viewer Felicia Poole: “What is your favorite band?”

Taylor Kinney, “Kelly Severide” :  “My favorite band? I’ve been listening to a lot of Bob Dylan. It’s just easy music if you’re walking around the city, what have you. So I’ve been listening to him a good bit.”

For more from the stars and our behind the scenes tour, including on-set demos: click here

Drew Veskauf

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