CHICAGO FIRE's Derek Haas and Andrea Newman on Utilizing CHICAGO P.D.'s Amy Morton for Lighter Moments - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

CHICAGO FIRE’s Derek Haas and Andrea Newman on Utilizing CHICAGO P.D.’s Amy Morton for Lighter Moments

December 21, 2022 by  

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Though CHICAGO FIRE had more than one deeply traumatic twist during the first part of season 11, there was one unexpected delight: the frequent pop-ins from CHICAGO P.D.’s Trudy Platt (played by Amy Morton).

And while Trudy and FIRE’s Mouch (Christian Stolte) have been married for years—and Morton has appeared in over 30 episodes of FIRE—her scenes this season have served as one of the consistently lighter throughlines.

“Ever since she appeared at Boden’s wedding and met Mouch, and we made them into a couple, we’ve just loved her,” CHICAGO FIRE co-showrunner Derek Haas tells Give Me My Remote.

The ONE CHICAGO shows regularly have mini-crossovers to keep the universe interconnected, but “she’s one of the CHICAGO P.D. characters who doesn’t shoot every day on P.D.,” Haas acknowledges. “So from a practical standpoint, it’s not that difficult to get her over to our set.”

And whether it’s Trudy and Mouch hosting a dinner for a recently-single Brett (Kara Killmer) or Mouch is trying to hide his newly-acquired motorcycle from his wife—only to discover she is thrilled by his purchase—”we just love that dynamic,” Haas says. “And [Morton] is so amazing that you’re already laughing [while] writing it. But then when you see it, it’s 10,000 times better than what you imagined.”

As an added bonus, “she fits in with our cast beautifully,” gushes co-showrunner Andrea Newman. “I mean, she really does. She’s such a gifted actress, she has all the levels that we are so proud of our cast for having: she can bring the comedy and the drama and romance with Mouch. She’s got it all. It’s so fun to bring her in and have her be part of our family.”

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