Chicago P.D. members Sophia Bush (“Erin Lindsay”) and Jesse Lee Soffer (“Jay Halstead”) were at the Television Critics Association tour to promote the show’s upcoming One Chicago crossover event with Chicago Fire. During the interview, the pair talked about what they’ve learned from their research and first hand interactions with Chicago police officers.
For Bush, having integrity and a strong moral compass are key ingredients to being an effective officer. “Being a cop is tricky,” says the actress. “It’s hard and it’s dangerous and it’s stressful. We don’t take time very often to stop and think about the supreme amount of stress and anxiety these men and women are going through every day.”
Click on our video of Sophia Bush and Jesse Lee Soffer talk about what they see are the challenges of being a police officer:
Chicago P.D., which also stars Jason Beghe (“Sgt. Hank Voight”) and Jon Seda (“Det. Antonio Dawson”) airs Wednesday evenings on NBC (10 pm et/pt).