We chatted with Chicago PD star Jesse Lee Soffer about what really happens on set and asked if his character, Detective Halstead, will take it further with Detective Lindsay, played by Sophia Bush, in season 2.
Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago PD has taken on a successful life of its own, thanks in large part to its killer cast, including Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Detective Jay Halstead on the hit show. The actor, previously known for roles on As the World Turns and The Mob Doctor, may be an East Coast native, but it’s clear that he feels perfectly at home as a Chicagoan—both on TV and off. We sat down with him at his favorite Windy City coffee shop, La Colombe, to talk about everything—from Chicago restaurants, to behind-the-scenes stories, to his stint as part of The Brady Bunch—right before the season premiere of Chicago PD this Wednesday, September 24.
You live in the West Loop—how did you decide on this neighborhood?
JESSE LEE SOFFER: I started working here when I did a show called Mob Doctor on Fox, and a little diner had moved in, Au Cheval. Have you eaten there?