TODAY | October 10, 2012
>>> jesse spencer stars in the new nbc firefighting drama " chicago fire ."
>> great english accent .
>> australian. great show. fun having you. you didn't give yourself much time in between -- were you planning on taking a limb time off?
>> well, it kind of ended -- i mean, i had more time, i think. i actually had about three months off. so more than a long time?
>> exactly. we had breaks between house and filming. it was the time in between going from "house" straight into " chicago fire " and flying back and forth, working on the weekend.
>> it's done in chicago .
>> everything in chicago . like another character in the series.
>> there's a lot of authenticity in this filming, film in chicago , you actually wea the heavy gear . how heavy that stuff?
>> like 70 pounds.
>> yeah 65 pounds maybe with the oxygen, a full tank of oxygen and everything.
>> that you can fake, can't you? you don't have to put the oxygen?
>> no, because then the masks on, wouldn't be able to breathe. we actually use the real oxygen and stuff. and actually quite --
>> everyone hits the gym as well.
>> take your shirt off a lot. we saw skin in the pro-moment why don't you tell us about that, what happens.
>> you like that part of it, don't you?
>> the woman is insatiable.
>> well, let'sust say that -- i mean, the characters that we have on the show, we have a ton of different, great characters on the show and a lot of local hires as well. things are spiced up with relationships within the fire house .
>> can't fight fires all the time. have to saturday few, too.
>> exactly. this is absolutely true. not disagreeing with you.
>> you have real firefighters there do they give you tips on how you should be doing things?
>> all the time. the good thing, is they have become our friends, our mates, our mates now. terrible. sorry. but, yeah, they are around all the time. they play, actually, the engine guys on the show. so, they are in the fire house . the background guys. it is weird for them, doing what they do on their job, get the hose out and run around and do all this stuff and then they are also, like, i mean, they are doing a bit of acting now as well, because they are standing around and giving reaction shots.
>> get an agent.
>> i love it.
>> huge stars.
>> is it tough for you to do the american accent , it come easy to you?
>> this is my first time doing it, actually.
>> do a little.
>> no. no.
>> different chicago accent?
>> you might call me canadian or something.
>> we will tell you the truth.
>> we will promise you --
>> you can see it on the show tonight, 10:00 .
>> say that part.
>> i don't say it any differently. i don't do an american accent on the show.
>> you don't? you are an australian?
>> i'm an australian. an exchange program . yeah. exactly what happened.
>> you know, this acting thing doesn't work out, you have enough charm to be a talk show host .
>> really? well, thank you very much.
>> you actually do what's going on in your juicy fire-lit personal life ?
>> let's hear it.
>> well, i have a girlfriend.
>> and she is -- you don't know?
>> you want me to say it?
>> we don't know.
>> okay. i --
>> not lindsay lohan ?
>> i'm not dating an actor, a surfer, big wave surfer and we have been together for a year and a half. and she is absolutely adorable.
>> no, she is brazilian.
>> oh. yeah. actually during the hiatus break we went to indonesia to sumatra for the first name my life and we did a surf trip out there
>> so youre a surfer as well?
>> i'm a surfer as well, not like she surfs.
>> she is world class , huh?
>> she is world class . surfs 40-foot waves.
>> there's no waves in chicago .
>> i know, this is the only issue that we have.
>> we wish you great luck with the premiere, tonight, right, jess? i trying to say good-bye in a nice way.
>> personally, i want him to stay. the cutest thing ever.
>> you want me to host now, right?
>> yeah. any time hoda's gone. she rarely takes off.
>> we wish you such great success.
>> jesse spencer .
>> tune in tonight, right?
>> see chicago fire , 10/9 central