‘Chicago Fire’ Star Kara Killmer Opens Up About How Cast Has Become a Family

by John Jamison

Kara Killmer has been playing paramedic Sylvie Brett on Chicago Fire since 2014. She’s had plenty of time to get to know her fellow cast members over her 155 episodes, and just like those in an actual firehouse, they’ve all become like family to one another.

It’s not even a stretch to say that the casts of the entire One Chicago franchise have found a similar bond. After all, one of Sylvie Brett’s relationships on Chicago Fire was with Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) of Chicago PD. Kara Killmer herself has appeared in ten episodes of Chicago PD and 17 episodes of Chicago Med.

The franchise was designed so that crossover characters are not only encouraged but necessary in some cases. It has led to great relationships between cast members across the three different series. Kara Killmer recently talked to Hollywood Outbreak about the familiar nature of the cast.

“You think about your own family—quirky dysfunctional and crazy as it is. And you just project that onto exactly who we are. And we’re very lucky that we’ve had a cast—obviously, there’s been some transition—but there’s something very special about this group of people that we’ve got to stick together for some time. Eamonn, who plays Chief Boden, always talks about what we have here is like catching lightning in a bottle. And he’s right,” said Killmer.

A Major Character Leaves the Show

She wasn’t kidding about transition, either. Matthew Casey actor Jesse Spencer recently announced his departure from the show. In his wake, it looks like a familiar face may return to Firehouse 51 in the form of Andy Allo, who Chicago Fire fans will recognize as Lieutenant Wendy Seager.

“Every time a new person comes in, we’re always like ‘please, still be one of the family,’ and thankfully, where we’re at, we just have a really good group, and we’re very fortunate,” Killmer continued.

The ‘Chicago Fire’ Star Credits Dick Wolf for Show Reaching the 200 Episode Mark

Dick Wolf, the mind behind Law & Order and FBI, is also the mastermind behind the One Chicago franchise. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Chicago Fire has sound such success, considering Wolf’s involvement. The show recently celebrated its 200th episode, and Kara Killmer recognized what got it there.

“This is exactly the kind of thing that Dick Wolf does. So I’m not that surprised that we’re here. He’s kind of notorious for having 200 episodes [in a series]. We’re really excited. Obviously, I haven’t been here since day one but it’s really cool to see all of the original cast get to celebrate this moment. To be a part of it and be here with everyone [speechless],” said Killmer.