CHICAGO P.D.: Tracy Spiridakos and Jesse Lee Soffer on How Upstead's Relationship with Voight Has Changed - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

CHICAGO P.D.: Tracy Spiridakos and Jesse Lee Soffer on How Upstead’s Relationship with Voight Has Changed

January 5, 2022 by  

Upstead Voight

CHICAGO P.D. — “Fractures” Episode 908 — Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead, Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey, Jason Beghe as Hank Voight — (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)

CHICAGO P.D.’s Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) and Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) ended 2021 with a bit of unexpected joy: they got hitched.

But that wasn’t the only good news for the couple. After spending much of the past few months worried about the investigation into Roy’s death–Upton, technically, was responsible for killing him, though her hand was forced—Halstead and Voight (Jason Beghe) were able to get North (Alex Morf) to back off by blackmailing him.

“North was a really interesting character,” Soffer points out in the video below. “And if he’s a climber, as we described him, and he wanted to take down Voight, this might be a road bump for him. And who knows? More evidence can come up. There’s so many ways the writers can dig back into it if they wanted to; I don’t know that they do. We got enough on our hands. There’s so much going on in the unit.”

Despite it technically being a good shoot, Spiridakos notes taking Roy’s life “is something that will stay with her forever.”

“I don’t know how much we will show and see, but I think it’s something that is definitely with her and has changed her,” she says. “It’s changed her expectation of herself. I think she also recognizes that the consequences of her actions not only [impact] her, but they also now affect somebody else in the mix. And that affects Jay to the degree that it did. And so she’s holding herself at a different standard. She wants to do better and be better.”

With the duo now married, both Spiridakos and Soffer admit they don’t expect to see a lot of change in their characters’ relationship.

“They’ve been so close for so long—throughout the entire dynamic that they’ve worked together,” Spiridakos notes. “They’ve always been really, really close…I think this is such a private thing between the two [of them]. At least at this point, we haven’t seen anything that has come up between the two of them…I’m sure it’ll come up.”

“Just because they’re married now doesn’t mean it’s just going to be easy and smooth sailing,” Soffer adds. “Who knows how work will affect the marriage, how the marriage will affect the work relationship. There’s so many different ways that some tension and drama can be introduced.”

In the meantime, the couple will have to contend with their changing relationship with Voight. For Jay’s part, he is hoping to cut Voight’s bad (or harmful) ideas off before they escalate; for Hailey, after the coverup, it’s seeing her mentor in a different light.

“I think there’s a shift with Jay and Voight; there’s a deeper mutual respect,” Soffer says. “I think they both understand the value of having a person like that, working by your side. Voight’s going to do whatever it takes to get something done. And Jay can kind of pull him back when he goes towards some of the lines that he shouldn’t cross. And I think that that’s interesting.”

“She had [Voight] on a pedestal for a long time,” Spiridakos adds. “I think that has changed and shifted her, and how she views him. I think she’s still respects him—they are all [a] big family. But her view towards him has changed. I think her expectation of herself has changed, as well.”

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