Speaking to Deadline after the big episode of Torres, Benjamin Levy Aguilar got personal about his connection to his character. “Torres became the man of the house at 14 and I can understand that – that’s what happened to me. I lost my father when I was 8 years old so I understand what it’s like to grow up fast and become an emotionally intelligent person when you have to take care of others at a young age,” Aguilar admitted.
The actor explained that he cried during the filming of Episode 4 and had to step away briefly to let it all out. Aguilar also admitted that he was portrayed for the first time in a long time while filming the final episode. “I had the most amazing time exploring that through him because it was like therapy,” Aguilar continued. “I put my heart into this performance. It was scary and beautiful; it was like I was morphing while Torres was morphing.”
While no one can fill the hole left by Jesse Lee Soffer on Chicago PD, fans are certainly pleased with what Torres has brought to the drama so far.