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Jun 18

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Mar 18

After three seasons, actress Torrey DeVitto has a deeper appreciation for her character, Dr. Natalie Manning, on Chicago Med.

“Every season has been very satisfying and gratifying for me as a person and as an artist — I feel really lucky and fortunate in that sense on this show. Our writers are phenomenal and write such rich storylines that every time I get a script, I’m still excited,” DeVitto tells ET. “The last few seasons, Natalie was going through a lot of personal stuff: being a single mom, does she want to date and grieving over the loss of her husband.”

“But this year, in particular, you really see Natalie stand on her own two feet as a woman and not let anybody push her around,” the 33-year-old actress adds, referring to the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements permeating throughout Hollywood. “Especially with everything that’s going on with the world right now, it’s very topical.”

DeVitto credited the episode that aired Feb. 27, in which Natalie was forced to “put her foot down” in the workplace — something many women face in the everyday world — as being particularly illuminating to play. “I’m going to be treated as an equal or nothing at all,” she says of her character’s mindset. “When I read that script, I was so grateful to get the opportunity to play that role.”

“She expresses that she feels that all through her life, in medical school and in her work, she’s not treated the same as how some of the men are treated. She’s done with that. She’s not going to let anything affect that anymore,” DeVitto continues. “She’s going to stand for herself as a career woman and not let anything else get in the way of that, and she wants to be treated as an equal.”

As DeVitto tells it, being in Natalie’s shoes this season has been an eye-opening experience.

“It’s cool to see the character evolve and grow and change so much,” DeVitto says. “It’s fun to see that because I’ve grown and changed over the past two-and-a-half, three years as well. It’s kind of like she and I are doing it in tandem, and it’s cool to be able to express things and learn through a character because I learn through so many of the storylines that I get. To see that filter into my own life has been really a really interesting process.”

The former One Tree Hill star agrees that Natalie has been “more confident” this year compared to seasons past, chalking it up to the pediatric and ER resident overcoming personal and professional obstacles. “She’s more planted in her own seed,” DeVitto explains. “When we first met her [in season], she was pregnant and grieving. She was in a very fearful place. She’s definitely transformed a lot.”

In terms of Natalie’s romantic life, DeVitto warns there’s going to be “a lot of ups and downs” for her and Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss).

“You’ll definitely see some conflict between them,” DeVitto hints. “It’ll be the, ‘Will they persevere or will that make them crumble?’ We’ve introduced that it hasn’t been the most seamless transition of Halstead coming into Natalie’s son’s life, too. There’s a lot of different factors.”

As for why Natalie connects with so many female viewers, DeVitto hypothesizes that it’s because she represents the modern-day woman. “She reaches the single woman, she reaches the single working woman, she reaches the single moms trying to date for the first time. She reaches all the women out there who are trying to be treated equal in the workplace,” DeVitto says. “That’s why I love this character so much — she’s relatable on so many different levels.”

Chicago Med airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.


Jan 18

For actress Torrey DeVitto, living a healthy lifestyle — and health care — are part of her real and reel life.

DeVitto currently stars as Dr. Natalie Manning, emergency room pediatrics resident, and love interest of Dr. Will Halstead (played by Nick Gehlfuss) the ER’s supervising attending physician on the NBC series “Chicago Med,” airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. The show is part of the Chicagocentric group of series from executive producer Dick Wolf (“Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire”).

In real life, the 33-year-old actress who hails from New York (and whose previous TV credits include “Vampire Diaries,” “One Tree Hill” and “Pretty Little Liars”), is also a devoted vegetarian, holistic health practitioner and hospice care volunteer. It’s in her nature, she says during a recent phone chat.

“I’m vegan in my fashion and vegetarian in my food,” DeVitto says, phoning from a break in “Chicago Med” filming. “I don’t by any leather goods or anything made from animal products – no down, nothing. It’s something people should be mindful of.”

Officially DeVitto is also a hospice ambassador and hospice volunteer for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

“Hospice care actually found me. I was on the set all the time and feeling depressed and I wanted to do more with my life. So I thought I’d volunteer at a children’s hospital. I Googled it, and hospice care popped up for some reason. I researched it and contacted [an organization] near me and went in and trained. And I’ve been doing it ever since, [though] I didn’t end up working with children, ironically.

“I recently re-did my training at Rainbow Hospice in Chicago and I work there when I’m [filming] in town. I have a patient I see once a week. She’s a huge fan of the show and she’s come on to the set with me.”

Torrey says she researches “vegan” clothing brands religiously. (She is a supporter of PETA and The Humane Society of the United States). Her favorite fashion lines include MacNat and Vaute Couture. Personal care products (she swears by Chicago’s Elina Organics) have to be cruelty-free “or they don’t enter my home.”

“I love MacNat purses, and I bought a Vaute winter coat that’s not down and it’s warmer than any other coat I’ve ever owned. [The company] was started by a Chicago woman [Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart] who wanted to create a [vegan] coat warm enough to sustain Chicago winter weather. She totally succeeded.”

Transitioning to vegetarianism she says was easy after moving to Los Angeles to pursue her career following her high school graduation.

“I’m not a big cook by any means, but I think because I came to live in L.A. the transition was simple because vegetarianism is so common there. And I didn’t feel like I was missing that much by being a vegetarian. … I had a moment about 9 years ago. It was so odd. I was talking to my then-boyfriend and he was talking about a fishing trip and how he’d never had the experience of ‘killing’ his food. Even though I had fished my whole life [she spent her early childhood summers in Michigan fishing with her grandfather] something just snapped in me and I said, I’m not eating this anymore. … Being vegan is more challenging, especially when it comes to going out to eat. But I found Chicago has great vegetarian and vegan restaurants.”

Her local favorite spots include Chicago Diner (“they have great comfort food items and their chocolate cake is really good”) and Chicago Raw (“they have really yummy stuff”). “But I find most restaurants these days pretty much everywhere I’ve gone have some kind of vegetarian menu or [dishes].”

Once she went vegetarian, DeVitto says she noticed he had more energy, and she quickly (and happily) discerned that Oreo cookies were something she wouldn’t have to do without.

“Healthwise, I notice when I wasn’t eating meat anymore I felt so much lighter. And Oreos are [for the most part] vegan!”

When it comes to her daily meal routine, DeVitto keeps it simple.

“I have a crazy morning ritual since I stopped drinking any caffeine and coffee four months ago. So now I start the day with a glass of hot water with lemon, and that’s what I drink throughout the day. It’s super great for metabolism. I love [Kimberly Snyder’s] Glowing Green Smoothie. Or I’ll just mix some vanilla into coconut water. I also take vitamins every day.”

“For lunch I eat a lot from Sweet Greens. I love salads and vegetable sandwiches.” She also counts Mexican and Italian foods among her favorites. “I love vegetarian pizza, and rigatoni with red sauce.”

Working out includes yoga, Pilates, and lots of tennis. “I work out as much as I can. I love playing tennis and I found an amazing tennis club in Chicago where I can play indoors. And yoga, which should be free for everyone! It’s the best because you can easily do it in your home.”

DeVitto is also certified in Reiki, a form of alternative healing, which originated in Japan in the early 20th century and centers on energy or a person’s “chi” (life force), which she says, affords her a healthy spirit.

“You’re using your energy to open up your chakras. It’s just about concentrating more on myself and opening up my chakras and energetically move through them. I do it in conjunction with meditation.”

This holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle is something DeVitto says has been part of her life for as long as she can remember.

“I’ve been this way since I was a kid. I remember in middle school I was always looking into crystals and that sort of thing. I always had a spiritual connection [with life]. I started doing transcendental meditation 10 years ago. … [Because] being healthy is more than just eating right and exercise.

“”You have to also heal your spirit,” DeVitto continues. “Hospice has been such a light in my life. It puts things in perspective. You realize with end-of-life issues these people have stories to tell, stories about love, family and travel. It makes you want to live more wholly in your own life. Being part of hospice is like being part of a birth. You’re helping someone move on to the next phase of life. I love it.”

What has she learned about herself from hospice care?

“When work gets crazy — and I love my job — what’s most important to me is family and that connection and love. And hospice really solidified that for me. It keeps me grounded.”


Jan 18

Torrey shares what is to come this season with Natalie & Will.

Chicago Med‘s Natalie Manning is taking a stand.

“[She] is just a little more assertive this year, which I really love,” star Torrey DeVitto tells TVLine. Case in point: During this Tuesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), the doc finds herself (and Dr. Choi) going up against Dr. Charles when it comes to a mother and her child’s care.

“We have the baby as our patient, and the mother is Dr. Charles’ patient,” the actress previews. “It becomes this battle of, We each have to take care of our patient, and if it’s conflicting, how we should go about that? It definitely causes those uncomfortable situations where there’s a lot of disagreement.”

Also disagreeing at work? Natalie and her beau Dr. Will Halstead, who’s also got his work cut out for him at home, trying to win over his girlfriend’s young son, as DeVitto previews in the following Q&A.

Chicago Med Will/Natalie KissTVLINE | Were you relieved that the writers weren’t going to drag out the will-they/won’t-they between Will and Natalie, and just decided to delve into the relationship?
Yes, and I love that Natalie was the one, in that kiss, that took the initiative, because I feel like he’d been taking so many initiatives, and she was [hesitant]. It really worked out well. I feel like everybody wanted it. It was just like, “Just get it over with already!” [Laughs]

TVLINE | Over the past few seasons, there have been a lot of moments where it’s been almost, but not quite, with them. What made the timing right for them now?
I think where she was on her journey, she went through her grieving process, and then she almost got a little angry and was in a more standoffish place. And then dating Jeff, I think, was a way for her to still hold on to her dead husband, as well, in a really odd way. But now she just finally has let go of all of that and has moved on, and she’s in a better place, so it was the right timing.

TVLINE | So far this season, Will and Natalie have done a pretty good job of balancing work and their relationship. Are there specific instances where it becomes an issue?
Yes, Episodes 13 and 14. In Episode 13, you see them conflict big-time on how they think something should be handled, and it causes a big issue between them. And then the next episode, the one that we’re actually filming now, you see Natalie kind of take a stance and own herself as a woman, and just not want to put up [with] anything anymore. It’s really an interesting and exciting episode, especially with what’s going on in the world right now, and the way she stands [up] for herself. I literally called our showrunners, and I was like, “Thank you for giving me this storyline!” Because it’s so powerful. It’s so poignant, too, because [for] so many professionals, there is that struggle right now. We’re going through that balance with men and women, and so to actually be able to speak on that and perform that was really exciting.

TVLINE | Natalie has a son at home. Are we going to see Will and him interact?
Yes. Owen comes back, finally. I feel like I was getting a lot of tweets like, “Where’s your son?” I was like, “Oh, God. He’s at daycare.” [Laughs]

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TVLINE | He must be so big by now!
Yeah, he’s a little two-and-a-half[-year-old] boy that came in, and he was so cute. I saw him on set, and I was like, “Ari, do you remember me?” and he’s like, “Yeah, you’re my pretend mommy.” It melted my heart. That’s another thing I love, that I get to stand in the space of being that woman who is making it all work — her career, she has a family — and she’s doing it all on her own. And now she’s dating on top of it, and it’s finding that balance of, “When do I let my son meet the person I’m dating?” You have to tread so lightly.

TVLINE | How does Will take towards that family dynamic? Is it an easy transition for him?
I wouldn’t say easy. I don’t think it’s easy for anyone, so that makes it fun, too. But he definitely tries very hard. [Laughs]

TVLINE | Natalie almost asked Will’s brother Jay out last season. Do you think, if the three of them got together now, that it would be awkward?
No, because it didn’t go far enough for it to be awkward. But when I saw that was happening, I did reach out to our writers. I was like, “First of all, people are going to hate Natalie because everybody loves ‘Manstead’ together. And also, if you ever want ‘Manstead’ together in the future, you can’t have her dating his brother now. Natalie already dated her dead husband’s best friend! Hello! [Laughs] She’s just crossing all sorts of lines and boundaries. I just think we need to take a step back here.” But it was an interesting choice. I was going to go with it, but it just didn’t work out.

Jan 18

Torrey talks to US Weekly about how a main female lead will be leaving the series this year.

Fans of Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med are used to shocking goodbyes — and there’s another one coming. Torrey DeVitto revealed to Us Weekly exclusively that it was really tough to find out that a main female on Chicago Med would be leaving this season.

“Anybody who leaves, you always feel their absence. We actually have a cast member that’s leaving us this year — I can’t say who yet because you’ll find out — and oh my gosh, we definitely have felt the weight of her absence,” Devitto told Us on Tuesday, January 9, at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. “She’s just the best … I think people really love her. But it works for the story and it adds that drama … any time somebody exits from the shows, it is like leaving a family!”

Speaking of family, DeVitto’s character Natalie will soon be introducing her new boyfriend to her son! She’s been dating Will (Nick Gehlfuss) since they kissed on the premiere. The will-they won’t-they couple is finally on, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be smooth sailing.

“There’s a lot of drama that’s gonna come up, a lot of ups and downs for sure. I mean, you know, we can’t forget Natalie has a son. How is that gonna work into the dating world? Is her son going to accept Will? Is she going to introduce them, how is that going to work? We definitely do see Owen coming back,” she told Us.

Additionally, Manstead work together — something that adds pressure to having a relationship. “It’s hard to work together and then go home together. Also when you’re making life-saving decisions on the fly, and you don’t always agree, that’s definitely going to bring up a lot of conflict,” she said.

Chicago Med airs on NBC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

Oct 17

E!News caught up with Torrey to talk about what she watches on TV!

Welcome to the second installment of E! News’ newest weekly feature, What They Watch, a profile of those working in TV and their TV loves and habits both past and present.

It’s highly unlikely that you haven’t seen a show that Torrey Devitto been a major part of.

While she currently stars as Dr. Natalie Manning on NBC’s Chicago Med, you might also know her as Melissa Hastings on Pretty Little Liars, or Maggie Hall on Army Wives, or Dr. Meredith Fell on The Vampire Diaries, or Carrie on One Tree Hill.

You might even recognize her from her multiple appearances (as multiple characters) on Drake & Josh, or as “girl #1” from her very first acting gig on Dawson’s Creek.

However you know her now, you’re about to get to know her a little better, especially when it comes to her taste in TV.

What is your favorite TV show of all time?
Six Feet Under

What was your relationship with TV growing up?
I didn’t watch too much of it. My house was always filled with loud music because of my dad, which made turning up the volume on the TV to override that impossible.

What is the first show you remember watching?
Kids Incorporated with my older sister Devon

What was the rule about TV growing up – how much could you watch, were there certain shows you couldn’t watch?
My parents were pretty particular about what I watched. I remember watching the first episode of Dawson’s Creek when I was in 8th grade and my mom happened to walk into the room, heard some of the content, and after that I wasn’t allowed to watch it. Ironically, my first role when I got to LA was a guest spot on Dawson’s Creek!

What show or network would you say defined your childhood?
Cartoon Network. I was a huge Powerpuff Girls fan.

What would you say is your coming of age show? Why did you connect to it?
Popular. I loved that show and was so sad it was on for such a short period of time.

What TV character did you relate to the most?
Alex from Alex Mac

What show were all your friends/peers watching but you feel like you missed out on?
Dawson’s Creek

What show do you pretend to watch but actually never have?

What show do you just really feel like you missed the boat on?
The Sopranos

Would you call yourself a fangirl of any particular show Did you ever do anything crazy in honor of your favorite show?
Powerpuff Girls. I definitely fan-girled over Buttercup. My room was covered with her stuff… and I was a teenager, not a child. Haha!

What’s an episode of TV you wish you were involved in?
I would love to do an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. That would be so fun!

What TV death affected you the most?
Peter Krause’s death in Six Feet Under

What classic show do you wish you could have watched when it originally aired?
Twin Peaks

Has any TV show impacted your fashion or music choices over the years?
Obviously Sex and the City impacted my fashion and attitudinal choices at times! Haha!

How has TV affected your relationships? Do you have friends or connections with people because of your love of any TV shows?
I connect with my mom and my sister through TV. We love watching shows that make us laugh or sob together on the phone afterward, like Downton Abbey, This is Us, Victoria, and Outlander. Oh, the mini series of Wuthering Heights starring Tom Hardy was our favorite! That had us sobbing for weeks!

What do you watch now? Do you binge or do you watch live?
Outlander is the only show I watch weekly at the moment. I do love binging shows as well.

What shows do you watch with other people, and what shows do you have to watch alone?
I was watching Game of Thrones with a group weekly, which I loved doing! Coming together like that was such a wonderful time. I think it’s fun to connect with your loved ones through a show and to have something that you’re watching together become your “thing”.

When you choose projects now, do you think about the shows that have come before?
Yes, but mostly I think about what I can do with the character and if it will excite me and challenge me.

How do you hope Chicago Med fits into the history of TV? What do you want the legacy to be?
I hope Chicago Med is a show that people learn something from. If a viewer walks away knowing something they didn’t know before, connects with a character, or feels seen through one of the characters on our show, then I’ll feel like we did something right.

Aside from your own show, what’s your favorite medical drama?
To be honest, I missed the boat on so many. I didn’t really start watching that TV up until a couple years ago, so I have a lot of catching up to do! I’ve never seen ER or Grey’s Anatomy!

Has your TV medical drama knowledge come in handy in real life?
Besides being used as a means to show off a little here and there, not really! It’s good for table talk and to show off big medical terminology I would have never known before, but if there’s a true emergency, you better believe I am going straight for 911!

Chicago Med returns Tuesday, November 21 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBC Universal family.)

May 17

I have added images from the events Torrey attended from the years 2005-2010 to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Torrey DeVitto Web > EVENTS and APPEARANCES

May 17

Torrey was in New York City yesterday and attended the Entertainment Weekly & People Upfronts Party. She looked beautiful in a black lace gown. I have added images to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Torrey DeVitto Web > 2017 > May 15 | Entertainment Weekly & People Upfronts Party
Torrey DeVitto Web > 2017 > May 15 | Entertainment Weekly & People Upfronts Party – Inside

May 17

Variety gives us the good news that Chicago Med is coming back for next season!

NBC has renewed dramas “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” and “Chicago Med.” There is no word yet on the fate of the fourth leg of the “Chicago” franchise, “Chicago Justice.”

“Justice” is the most recent iteration of the shared universe of Midway procedurals. In its first season, the legal drama has averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers in Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers. That makes it the lowest rated of the four “Chicago” dramas produced by Dick Wolf. NBC is expected to wait until after next week’s upfront presentation to decide whether it will be renewed or canceled.

NBC already has a hefty commitment to Wolf next season. In addition to the three “Chicago” shows, his Wolf Films produces the likely-to-be-renewed “Law & Order: SVU,” as well as the upcoming miniseries “Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murder,” starring Edie Falco.

The “Chicago” series have been dependable ratings performers for NBC at the 9 and 10 p.m. hours. “Med” season two averaged a 1.2 and 6.6 million viewers. “PD” season four averaged a 1.4 and 6.6 million. “Fire” season five averaged a 1.5 and 7.1 million viewers.

All three series are produced by Wolf Films and Universal Television.

May 17

StyleCaster plays 21 Random Questions with Torrey!

Torrey DeVitto may be best known for her roles on NBC’s “Chicago Med,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Vampire Diaries,” and “One Tree Hill,” but the 32-year-old actress’ talents and passions beyond the TV screen are just as impressive. The daughter of a musician (her father played the drums for Billy Joel!), DeVitto got her start as a violinist at the age of six, and has even played on Stevie Nicks’ 2011 album In Your Dreams. In between sets and her philanthropic work for PETA, The Humane Society, and as a Hospice Ambassador; we caught up with her to ask all the fun questions, like her favorite lipstick and her personal hero. Get ready to love her on a whole new level.
1. What’s your middle name? Joël.
2. If you could have dinner with 3 people (living or dead) who would they be? Sofia Loren, Monica Bellucci, and Audrey Hepburn.
3. First thing you do when you get up in the morning? Meditate.
4. What’s your most used emoji? 💕
5. What’s the last book you read? Septimania by Jonathan Levi
6. Go-to lipstick? I don’t really do lipstick, but I do love Rosebud Salve!
7. Favorite ice cream flavor? Good old chocolate!
8. Who is your hero? If little pieces of everyone I love made up one person, that would be my hero.
9. Favorite piece of clothing you own? This big cozy sweater/jacket that I wrap myself in nearly every morning I have an early call time.
10. What’s your pet peeve? When a nail technician scrapes your nails too hard. It makes me cringe.
11. What makes you laugh? Having a deep connection with someone makes me laugh. When the connection is deep enough, sometimes you can just look at each other and laugh, even it it’s nonsense.
12. What are you most proud of? Loving hard and being kind.
13. What is your passion? Life.
14. What’s your favorite farm animal? Pig!
15. What is your mantra right now? “I could see peace instead of this.”
16. Favorite 80s song? “Lovesong” by The Cure.
17. How do you take your coffee? With a little almond milk.
18. Favorite female singer of all time? Etta James.
19. Your hidden talent? Hula hoop dancing.
20. Who is your favorite fictional character? Holden Caulfield.
21. If you could come back as one person (or animal), living or dead, who would it be? My dog, Beau.

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