Kinney, who plays fireman Kelly Severide, hinted at some secrets and spoilers for tonight’s episode. “I have a spoiler for all the fans out there -- a girl from Severide’s past comes back to reconnect and she’s got a secret about him.”
The actor would not reveal if there will be romance with the girl, but does admit the romantic scenes can be fun and awkward. “As long as whoever you are working with is comfortable and you bring a little bit of levity to the situation… it can be awkward and it is, if you acknowledge it off the bat then it eases any tensions and you go in and go for it, have fun. ”
As for playing Kelly, Kinney said, “I’ve loved playing him. I spend more time playing a character then being myself… I spend so much time in the head of that character that sometimes the lines get blurred which is a good thing.”
Kinney was also candid about his real-life encounters with fans. “I remember I went to go see a movie a couple weeks ago, I was getting popcorn or something, and a girl turned around and said, ‘Oh my gosh you’re real!’ I remember she was like, ‘Take off your hat, take off your hoodie… take off your clothes, too.’ It was just a bizarre thing.”
Kinney added that for the most part, people enjoy the show and dig the character. “It’s a privilege to walk down the street and have someone shake your hand because of the work you do. I’m always appreciative.”
“Chicago Fire” airs Tuesdays on NBC!