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Hanako Greensmith & Daniel Kyri Had the Coolest Bestie Night at a Bar

The Chicago Fire stars and IRL pals got together to celebrate Lunar New Year. 

By Jackie Manno

Hankao Greensmith (Violet Mikami) and Daniel Kyri (Darren Ritter) celebrated the Lunar New Year together in the best way. 

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For the occasion, the Chicago Fire stars went to a festive bar, as documented on Greensmith's Instagram Story. In the snapshots, Greensmith took a picture of Kyri with a drink in hand, before we catch a glimpse of him taking a fun selfie, clearly enjoying the moment. 

See the pictures below.

Violet and Darren in a scene from Chicago Fire.

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Greensmith and Kyri have the best friendship, which they love sharing on social media. Greensmith posted a thoughtful shoutout to Kyri on his 29th birthday in October 2023. In the posts that Greensmith shared on Instagram, we get to see the actor relaxing in some grass, chilling on a boat, and basking in the sun on a beach. She also posted pictures of him dancing at a bar and boarding an airplane. 

"That's right mfers. It's the king's BURRDAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is an icon. He is the moment. And I feel so lucky to have him in my life. Hips and ALL, honey!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, love u," Greensmith wrote on the post. 

Daniel Kyri poses for a photo with a friend at a bar

Daniel Kyri opens up about playing Darren Ritter

In a 2022 interview with Looper, the actor discussed what makes Ritter such a complicated character to play on Chicago Fire

"Ritter is the kind of guy whose heart is on his sleeve and there is a sense of presence and vulnerability to the way in which he carries himself," he told the outlet. "Whether it's on the job, in the action, you see moments of him interacting with some of the victims on the show or some of the folks that they're rescuing and there's always a sense of humanity and connection for him. Even in the midst of the bigger job, which is 'got to put the fire out, got to save the people, got to do all the things,' he always has that moment of connection. That is because he's such a heart-on-the-sleeve kind of guy."

Daniel Kyri takes a selfie in a bar

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He continued, "Darren Ritter has a great sense of intuition about people and about what they might be going through, and that is because he is a person who has encountered mental health crises in the past, personally, like with his deceased uncle. That actually has a bigger bearing on how he moves through the world than we might be able to pick up on the surface, so, maybe it's not the world's most surprising thing, but it is something that I think is always sort of present."