‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Actor Rafael Silva Says It’s ‘Humbling’ to Have Role on Show

by Anna Dunn
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9-1-1: Lone Star actor Rafael Silva says it’s very “humbling” to have a role on the show. Silva plays Carlos Reyes on the show. He loves the role and has done a ton of work preparing for it. He co-stars alongside people like Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler, Natacha Karam, and Ronen Rubenstein.

A lot of the actors are honored to play the roles that they do. That’s probably true for Silva. Additionally, he’s incredibly touched to work under a creative team that cares so much about creating good characters.

“We have great characters. I think every single story is truly amazing and unique, but I think [co-creator/co-show runner] Tim [Minear], [co-show runner] Rashad [Raisani], [co-creator] Ryan [Murphy], [co-creator] Brad Falchuk, [director] Brad Buecker, they have really created amazing characters, strong characters, all with their complexities and histories, and it’s really humbling to be part of such a beautiful cast who can portray that so beautifully and so honestly,” the actor said in an interview with AssignmentX.

“We’re here to have fun. I would say you’re going to see a lot of people having fun,” he continued.

If you’re wondering why there aren’t new episodes of 9-1-1: Lone Star coming out right now, it’s because the show is starting mid-season. But if you’re anxiously waiting for episodes, you can check out 9-1-1, which has a new episode coming out on November 1st.

Both shows take a look at the lives of first responders. The original 9-1-1, is set in Los Angeles while 9-1-1: Lone Star is set in the city of Austin, Texas.

Silva Didn’t want To Give his ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Character A Texan Accent

The show may be set in the Lone Star state, but not everyone living in Texas has the accent. Silva wanted to highlight this with his own role on the series. In the same interview, he discussed why.

“I chose not to. I chose for him to be of Mexican descent,” he told the publication. “And he grew up, he was born and raised in Austin. Austin happens to be the very liberal, one of the blue dots in Texas, so that presence, that Southern rural presence, I don’t think he was very much exposed to.”

Thankfully, it looks like the showrunners and directors were more than fine to sign off on that choice, and 9-1-1: Lone Star portrays a more accurate picture of first responders in the region.

If you’re looking to catch up on season one and two of 9-1-1: Lone Star, the show is available on Hulu. Season 3, meanwhile, will finally be ready to air in January.

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