Chicago Fire cast member Eamonn Walker arrives on the red carpet at the 3rd Annual OneChicago Press Day.


Chicago Fire: Constant Laughter On Set Keeps The Show From Feeling Heavy
The actors on “Chicago Fire” face a succession of traumatic events on the show. And while the crises are fictional, the intensity of enacting the scenes can be very real.
However, “Chicago Fire” star Eamonn Walker said that between shooting the more intense sequences on the show, the cast is able to relax by sharing a good laugh.
Speaking with NBC 10 Philadelphia, Walker said, “When we cut, we laugh a lot. We laugh more than most.”
Walker also said that laughter helps when dealing with scenes involving some of the horrific special effects makeup inflicted on the show's numerous victims.
Even though the subject matter of the series is heavy, the actors keep it light and breezy on set, using laughter to break the tension.