‘Chicago Fire’: Why Kara Killmer Said ‘Thank God’ That Sylvie Brett Started Dating Matt Casey

by John Jamison
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This topic is a sore spot for plenty of Chicago Fire fans out there. Jesse Spencer said goodbye to the long-running series this season, which means no more Matt Casey. One positive is that it looks like Kara Killmer’s Sylvie Brett is continuing her relationship with Casey long-distance. Good news, considering Killmer’s feelings about her on-screen romance with Spencer’s character.

Killmer is enormously grateful for the opportunity she had to work with Jesse Spencer. Why? Because the two get along famously in real life. We’re not going to pretend we know the first thing about acting, but having chemistry with the person playing your love interest seems like a great starting point for an on-screen relationship.

During an interview with Tell-Tale TV in 2020, Killmer talked about how she interacted with Spencer between takes.

“Thank God it’s Jesse. I really enjoy working with him. He is such a delight. He’s a total dork in real life. And we pretty much just sit around and make puns and play tiny instruments, and that’s kind of what the behind-the-scenes looks like for he and I. But I mean, these scenes, these first two episodes were just really important to both of us to get right,” Killmer told the outlet.

She went on to describe the nature of their on-screen relationship. Perhaps it had something to do with the actors’ dynamics in real life, but to her, it didn’t feel like Brett and Casey were dating for the sake of their apparent sexual tension. That tension is something Killmer cites as being a focus of many relationships portrayed on TV.

‘Chicago Fire’ Star Kara Killmer’s Character Didn’t Necessarily Need to Date Matt Casey

When two people are dating, they’re naturally going to spend a ton of time together. It’s the second part of that statement that mattered to Kara Killmer when it came to her and Casey’s characters on Chicago Fire.

That’s right. Killmer could care less about her and Jesse Spencer’s character’s relationship so long as it meant she got to share scenes with him.

“People have asked if I like that they are in a romance, and what do I think about that. If them being in a romantic relationship means if I get to work with Jesse more than great.  If them staying friends means I get to work with Jesse more, then that’s what I want. Whatever scenario allows me to get to work with Jesse, that’s what I want,” Killmer told StarryMag in 2020.

It’s unfortunate that Jesse Spencer is no longer a regular on Chicago Fire, if only because Kara Killmer seemed to love working with him so much. Of course, fans are going to miss him going forward. However, we can’t help but feel for the Brett Sylvie actor.

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