‘Chicago Fire’ Actor Christian Stolte Reveals He Is ‘Easily Irked’ by ‘Nasty’ Comments on Social Media

by Megan Molseed
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There’s the old adage if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. This is the approach Chicago Fire star Christian Stolte seems to be sticking with when it comes to social media. Especially when it comes to not-so-nice online comments about the people he cares the most about.

“It is certainly a whole new world when it comes to audience feedback,” Christian Stolte says in a recent conversation with Starry Mag.

“I generally enjoy it,” the actor adds regarding the feedback the Chicago Fire cast receives on social media.

“But I am easily irked when someone says something nasty or unpleasant about one of my coworkers, who happen to be among my dearest friends,” Stolte continues. “In times like that, I confess I’m tempted to shut the whole thing down and not participate anymore.”

While the nasty comments are certainly something the “Mouch” actor on the popular One Chicago series, Christian Stolte does greatly appreciate all of the positive feedback the cast of the popular NBC series receives.

“I would like to express my deep appreciation of their support for our show,” the Chicago Fire star says of the series’s supportive fans. “And to assure them we are always doing our damnedest to make this season the best one yet.”

‘Chicago Fire’ Stars Grow With the Series

This fall, Chicago Fire hit a major milestone, its 200th episode on the air.

During this time, Christian Stolte says he has enjoyed watching his character, Randall “Mouch” McHolland evolve over the popular procedural’s tenth season.

And, the Chicago Fire star says, the role has become more and more comfortable over the years.

“The role only gets more and more comfortable,” Christian Stolte says of his role on the hit NBC series.

“The writers keep finding ways to explore new facets of this cat,” the star adds. “I am constantly amazed at what they pull out of their hats.”

The longtime actor also notes that producers have been able to write the role of Randall “Mouch” McHolland to be a little more like the real Christian Stolte.

This, the actor says, is because once an actor has been with a series for some time, it’s easy to combine the role to include a variety of character traits.

“Once you have been that guy for a season or two, they start writing that guy to be more like you,” Christian Stotle explains, noting that these aspects are fun for the cast of the series as well as the show’s writers to play with.

“It’s rewarding for me and I hope it is rewarding for [the writers],” says the Chicago Fire star.