As Americans eagerly await the release of the eleventh season of Chicago Fire, the eighth part of the hit series arrives this Thursday on Club RTL. Headlining the series which follows the adventures of the firefighters of Chicago’s Firehouse 51, we find Taylor Kinney, alias Lieutenant Kelly Severide.
Since its first steps in fashion housethe 41-year-old Pennsylvanian has a string of roles on television, in Trauma or Vampire Diariesand at the cinema in Zero Dark Thirty or in Here and Now. It is, however, its role in Chicago Fire who made him a star of the small screen. Present since the launch of the series in 2012, his character has managed to win the hearts of viewers and is found elsewhere in other versions of the franchise. Chicagoto know Chicago Police Department, Chicago Med and chicagojustice.
Despite his build as a rugby player, Taylor Kinney admits that he sometimes had trouble playing the firefighter as the filming was so physical. “I remember when I was asked to run with the fire hose on my back in the first season, the director said to me: “It’s very good but you have to run faster!” I said : “OK I will do it” But deep down I was thinking: “How am I going to run faster than that? I’m already at my peak!” (laughs)”, he confided to us at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, last June.
Since then, the actor has gained experience. For nothing in the world he would leave his character. “I love it. I am always surprised by the intrigues which one gives to Kelly. And I hope to be so for a long time to come”, he says before adding that he has always had a “huge respect for those people who risk their lives to save others“.
His love story with Lady Gaga
The American actor, however, has not been talked about for his television prowess. Between 2011 and 2016, it was his love affair with Lady Gaga that made headlines in the celebrity press. Met on the set of the singer’s You and I clip, the two lovebirds formalized their engagement on Valentine’s Day in 2015. Their marriage will never take place, however, since the couple broke up in July 2016. A separation that was explained in Lady Gaga: Five Foot Twothe documentary devoted to the interpreter of Bad Romance. “Taylor and I fight a lot. My tolerance level for men is close to zero and in a relationship you have to be patient and try to move forward together“she confides in it at first before adding: “My love life just exploded. I sold 10 million records and lost Matt. I sold 30 million records and lost Luke. I made a movie and I lost Taylor, it’s like a cycle. This is the 3rd time my heart has been broken this way.” Was the actor jealous of the success of his future wife? Either way, Taylor Kinney has since moved on. He has also been appearing for months with Ashley Cruger, a model who would work in marketing. For her part, Lady Gaga has had a relationship with engineer Michael Polansky for three years. Everyone has therefore finally found the shoe that suits them.