TV Equals was excited to be a part of the Chicago Fire conference call featuring actors Jesse Spencerand Taylor Kinney–who portray Matthew Casey and Kelly Severide, respectively– and one of the executive producers of the show, Danielle Gelber. During the call, TV Equals learned more about the preparation that went into the show, the camaraderie the actors feel with their real-life firefighting cast members and more.
Filming in Chicago
All three said how wonderful it is to feature Chicago as a backdrop for the show and its characters.
“I don’t think we could have asked for a better reception,” said Spencer. “I’ve never lived here–this is my first time living here–but I love the city. I think it’s the perfect setting for our show. It feels like the people of this city are really supportive of this show. Chicago is a whole other character of this show…I think throughout the season we’re going to give…a good feel for what Chicago is like. And the history of Chicago and fires plays into the show as well. I think it’s the perfect backdrop for us.” Read More...