One of the wonderful aspects of working on Chicago Fire for actors Jesse Spencer (“Matthew Casey”) and Monica Raymund (“Gabriela Dawson”) must be the positive reaction the show has received over its successful run. Spencer, however, had a different prediction on how the show was going to be perceived.
It was great news today for three NBC dramas, as Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Grimm were all renewed through the 2014-15 season. Buoyed by a stellar cast which includes Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Lauren German, Taylor Kinney, and Jesse Spencer, Chicago Fire heads into its third year next season.
Spencer had previous success before on television thanks to his long run in House, and even with all that steady work, he understands that nothing in show business should ever be taken for granted.
During a Television Critics Association interview with Spencer last year, he talked about his career. “As an actor, (it) can always be over tomorrow,” said Spencer, who plays Lt. Casey on the show. “It can happen to anybody. However, I believe that I can have a long running and successful career. I like what I do. I’ve really enjoyed my work, and I’d love to have more and more challenges as life goes on, and I’m thankful for what I have.”
Click on the audio below to hear Jesse Spencer talk about why he doesn’t take his job for granted:
This week’s episode, “When Things Got Rough” continued to set the table for the Rebecca Jones (Daisy Jones) arc, as she finally discovers that her firefighting days may be over thanks to her dad. Do you think Rebecca will weather the storm and stay with Chicago Firehouse 51, or is it the end for Ms. Jones? Feel free to comment below!
Chicago Fire airs Tuesday nights (NBC, 10 pm et/pt).