‘Chicago PD’: Marina Squerciati and Jason Beghe Reveal How They Keep Things Light

by Megan Molseed
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Each series within the popular Dick Wolf One Chicago television franchise certainly deals with some intense topics. There is certainly more than enough drama to go around on NBC Wednesday nights between Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med. This is why many of the One Chicago actors work hard to keep things light on the set. Especially on the Chicago P.D. set.

Each week, fans of the hit One Chicago law enforcement series watch some of their favorite Chicago police officers work diligently to keep the peace, solving some disturbing crimes as they do. Many of the Chicago P.D. plotlines include murders, drug crimes, abuse, and other intense topics.

It’s no doubt that even filming these weighted scenes on Chicago PD, which stars Jason Beghe, Patrick John Flueger, Jesse Lee Soffer, Marina Squerciati, Tracy Spiridakos, and LaRoyce Hawkins, can certainly become intense. So, what is it that these actors do on set to keep the mood light in between filming the scenes with such intense subject matters? Well, Jason Beghe says, they dance!

Chicago P.D.’s Marina Squerciati Lightens the Mood With A Little Dancing

During a recent interview with Chicago PD stars, the One Chicago cast members revealed that one of the ways they keep the mood light in between some major scenes is to simply dance. Especially, notes Hank Voight’s Jason Beghe, Kim Burgess actress, Marina Squerciati.

“You should see this girl dance,” Jason Beghe says pointing towards his costar.

“And sing,” the One Chicago star adds.

“I think she should do a musical, frankly,” he quips.

And, this is something Squerciati readily admits to doing.

“I do dance a lot,” the Chicago P.D. star agrees.

“Sometimes we’re so in our characters, that we’re like [singing] ‘The hills…!'” the actress quips. “And then we’re like, [in a serious tone] ‘So what did you find?'”

And, Squerciati adds, the Chicago PD team is always hoping their guest stars will join in on whatever ditty they have going on, as well.

“I feel like the guest stars are listening to music, trying to get in it,” she jokes.

“We do respect our guest stars and tone it back,” she adds. “But we have a really good time.”

Marina Squerciati’s ‘Chicago PD’ Character Headed Towards A Happily Ever After?

While much of the topics our favorite Chicago police officers face in the popular One Chicago series. However, we do absolutely love the romantic subplots, including the Kim Burgess (Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek who is played by Patrick John Flueger. And, Flueger notes in a recent interview, fans will eventually see these two characters “end up together.”

As Chicago PD fans know, the Burgess/Ruzek romance has long been all about the ups and downs. Creating one of television’s most popular “will they or won’t they” situations. And, Flueger says, the road to ending up together won’t be easy for the characters. However, it will happen Flueger believes.

“I think at the end of the day, they’ll end up together,” the Chicago PD star says of the couple. “But I don’t think it’s an easy road to get there.”

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