On Location with Dora Madison

by Natasha Wolff | October 22, 2015 9:59 am

The vehicle we most closely associate with firefighters might be the traditional fire truck, but one star of the NBC series Chicago Fire[1] has another ride in mind. “My boyfriend and I bought a motorcycle[2] out here so that we could have a way to get around,” says Dora Madison, who plays the paramedic Jessica Chilton. “I don’t have a car right now, so we’ve been operating completely by motorcycle.”

Even off-road, Madison says she’s found Chicago—and the series, which she only joined this year after appearing on it sister show, Chicago PD—to be exceedingly hospitable. “Everyone has really kind and I never felt too much like the new kid,” she says with a laugh. “One of the things they always talk about on the show is that Firehouse 51 is a family and it’s really like that in real life. It’s awesome to come to work every day and really just have a great time. It almost doesn’t feel like work.”

The fun continues even when filming is through. “Chicago is such a cool city,” Madison says. “I had been living in California for about three years, and I was ready for a change. So when this fell in my lap, so I was really happy about it. There are a lot of really kind people out here and a lot of wonderful culture.” 

That doesn’t mean she’s staying put forever, though. “In April we get a two-and-a-half-month break, so I’ll probably go to Hawaii[3] or Thailand, get out and see some stuff,” she says. “My boyfriend really likes going to South America, and he wants to go to Peru[4] and show me all of the temples.” 

What’ll her ride be like there? True to form, she answers, “We’ll get some motorcycles and just ride around!”

  1. Chicago Fire: http://www.nbc.com/chicago-fire
  2. motorcycle: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/ducati-superleggera-1199/
  3. Hawaii: http://dujour.com/gallery/hawaii-most-expensive-home-pictures/
  4. Peru: http://dujour.com/lifestyle/best-restaurants-food-cusco-peru/

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