David Eigenberg talks ‘Chicago Fire’ and Getting a “Little Doughy” after ‘Sex and the City’

david-eigenberg-chicago-fireDavid Eigenberg knows all about being pigeonholed after becoming well-known for a specific role.  After all, he played Miranda’s longtime love, Steve Brady, on Sex and the City.

“[When I first started in the business’, my acting teacher used to always call me Steve.  He’d say, ‘I don’t know why I do that.’  It became my biggest role,” Eigenberg noted in an interview with The Daily Herald.  “I love Sex and the City because it brought humor to sexual situations.”

But now Eigenberg is ready to move past his earlier fame by starring in the new NBC drama series, Chicago Fire.  “I love this job,” he said.  “It’s everything for me.  It’s physically demanding, it’s emotionally demanding, and you get a lot of banter.”

Eigenberg plays Christopher Hermann, a longtime Chicago firefighter, so the actor had to put in a little extra time at the gym in preparation for shooting.  “I got a little doughy the last few years,” the 48-year-old said.  “I’ve always tried to stay fit, but I’m a little guy.  I’m 5-foot-7.  I’m like a waif compared to [the other actors and real firefighters who were extras.]”

No matter which role Eigenberg takes on, he’s happy where he’s at.  “I’ve had an amazing career,” he said.  “I never pushed the envelope of wanting people to know me, or be on the covers of magazines.  I just want to enjoy what I’m doing.  I’m hoping Chicago Fire sticks around.  I would love to ride this as long as I could.”

Chicago Fire will premiere October 10 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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