Following the 200th episode of his hit series Chicago Fire, Christian Stolte opened up about how his co-star Kara Killmer actually pushed writers into creating a storyline between his character Mouch and her Sylvie Brett.
During his interview with KGET, the Chicago Fire star stated, “I give full credit for that [storyline] to Kara. She and I really enjoy working together. We had a storyline a few seasons back about a romance novel we co-wrote.”
Stolte then explained that he and his Chicago Fire co-star wanted a storyline where they would work together again. “Kara would go to the writers and say she wanted another storyline with Mouch. She said it enough times where they finally listened.”
Christina Stolte has been on Chicago Fire since its premiere in 2012. He has so far appeared in all of the show’s episodes, which is now up to 203. He has also appeared on the other Chicago series, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. Prior to joining the Chicago universe, Stolte was in Prison Break, ER, Turks, and The Beast.
Christian Stolte Talks the Development of His ‘Chicago Fire’ Character
While continuing his chat with KGET, Christian Stolte shared more details about his character, Mouch. “The role only gets more and more comfortable,” Stolte declared. He also revealed the writers keep finding ways to explore new “facets of this cat” and he is constantly amazed at what they write.
“When you audition for a role, you are trying to be that guy,” the Chicago Fire castmate explained. “Once you have been that guy for a season or two, they start writing that guy to be more like you. You become a toy they get to play with.”
Stolte proclaimed that the Chicago Fire role is rewarding for him and he hopes it is rewarding for the show’s characters. “After 10 seasons, the level of comfort I have with the people I work with on our sets and on our locations, it will be hard for me to ever have that feeling again.”
While revealing what kind of character he wants to play in the future, Stolte stated he has that “impulse” to go play a cowboy. “I want to play a member of a motorcycle gang. I just turned 59, so I am aging out of certain roles. By the time I wrap this show, it will strictly be grandpa roles for me.”
In regards to spending time with his Chicago Fire family, Stole added, “We hang out together constantly. We know each other, as well as I, know anyone else in my life. They are just the best group of people. When somebody has to go, it is heartbreaking.”