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‘9-1-1: Lone Star’: Carlos Reyes Actor Rafael Silva Peels Back Curtain on How Show Creates Disasters

by John Jamison
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With “9-1-1” in the title, a show better be able to deliver on the emergencies. 9-1-1: Lone Star has been going strong for two seasons now, and there has been no shortage of intense situations. Carlos Reyes actor Rafael Silva has had a front-row seat to the Hollywood magic that brings those disasters to life.

The Rob Lowe-led Fox series has already found a large audience. That’s saying something considering the show just started in 2020. The 9-1-1: Lone Star cast, Rafael Silva included, is set to return to screens sometime in 2022. As a police officer with the Austin Police Department, Silva’s character is in the middle of emergency response on the show.

During a Season 1 episode titled “Act of God,” the show got ambitious by depicting a huge tornado that tore through Austin. According to Silva, that storm, rain and all, is the studio’s doing.

“A lot of rain. Fox does such a phenomenal job in recreating everything that’s on the page, in terms of accidents, in terms of weather-related accidents. Fox is literally recreating the storm, the accidents, every time we’re on set. So it’s really perfect,” Rafael Silva told Assignment X in 2020.

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Actor Speaks on What It’s Like to Work with Rob Lowe

Many of the actors on 9-1-1: Lone Star are just starting their careers. Well, compared to TV veteran Rob Lowe they are. Lowe has more than 100 credits to his name and has been acting since the late 1970s. That kind of experience is invaluable to the younger cast members on the hit Fox thriller.

Ronen Rubinstein, who plays the son of Lowe’s Owen Strand on the series, is one of those cast members. Still in his 20s, the young actor has plenty to learn from his on-screen dad.

“Any time you get to work with someone who’s been doing it for so long, and has such a career — I mean, I feel so fortunate and blessed to be in this position. Because I’m so fresh in this business,” Rubinstein told Assignment X in 2020.

But Rob Lowe wasn’t the only Hollywood legend Rubinstein had the pleasure of working alongside. The first season of 9-1-1: Lone Star saw Liv Tyler play Michelle Blake. Unfortunately, citing commute issues caused by the pandemic, Tyler didn’t return for the second season. But Rubinstein definitely felt her presence when she was there.

“The stakes are higher, but it puts you on your A-game. And it really makes you a better actor, and a better person, and a better professional. I think that’s the biggest thing I’ve taken away, is that with the responsibility that I hold of playing Rob’s son, everything has to be elevated, and I think I’ve come up to the challenge,” Rubinstein continued.