Welcome Hanako Greensmith:
We’re joined on the Starline by an actress, singer, cellist and writer immersed in music throughout her life. Her latest role is “Violet” in Chicago Fire on NBC. We welcome Hanako Greensmith.
Hanako, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You are the daughter of two classical musicians. How have your parents love of music developed your love for the arts?
Violet is a deep, passionate woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind at any time and can kill a man with just one look.
How do you relate to her?
How have you sacrificed in your relationships?
First recurring on Season 8 and now a season regular in Season 10. What do you have to say to the Chicago Fire fan base?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Hanako, what’s your favorite piece to play on the cello?
2. Best place to think on the Pace University campus?
3. Living in New York, you’ve seen plenty of shows. What is your favorite Broadway show?
4. You and your parents have such an incredible relationship. After getting a piercing after a fun night your dad asked if you got a tattoo. What would be your 1st tattoo?
5. Sunrise or Sunset?
6. Time to put you to the test. Who’s your favorite of all your “Chicago Fire” cast mates?
7. If you weren’t an actor, what career would you want?
8. One of your characters Bonnie said “I like yummy food, hard liquor and men who are willing to pay for both.” What’s your favorite meal and drink?
How did you spend the pandemic? With not a lot of gigs available, how did you change as a person during the quarantine?
One Big Question:
Your late grandfather was unable to you portray Violet on “Chicago Fire” but he said “I am waiting for your coming” What would he think of Violet and your successes?
How has your family embraced your acting successes? Or is it Hanako’s going to do her acting thing?
She wants Ron Swanson’s laugh as her ringtone, loves seeing sunsets and wants you to watch “Chicago Fire” on NBC. We thank Hanako Greensmith for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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