Q&A with Denis Leary
Q: So the music is sort of like another character.
A: Usually it isn't in most people's direction process, but for us is such and integral part of the scene sometimes. Especially we've done some very large fire scene montages at the end of episodes where there's no dialogue recorded and we just play the music over and over again as we do all the different pieces. It really helps to set the mood. And it makes the camera move with the rhythm of the scene and the actors as well.