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Sophia Bush says it’s an “honor” to play a surgeon on CBS’s “Good Sam” (exclusive)

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Sophia Bush takes over the coat.

The star and producer of CBS ‘freshman medical drama, Good sam, plays the title character Dr. Sam Griffith, a talented cardiac surgeon who finds her place at the top of the food chain as the new chief physician after her boss falls into a coma. The turn? Her boss happens to be her father, the arrogant and difficult but iconic Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith (played by Jason Isaacs), who never respected Sam’s brilliance in the operating room or in life. When he awakens from his coma months later, Sam has to supervise him as he navigates the treacherous waters of a father who never respected her. Therein lies the core of the series’ dramatic tension.

“Sam Griffith is phenomenal. She is incredibly smart, a little bit scared like me. Very willing to think outside the box to find solutions because she really believes in people. She is the kind of person who has empathy as well as Superpower watches her views being an incredible doctor and I have such a phenomenal time embodying her world every day, “says Bush ET of her character, whose” contentious “relationship with her father is much of the initial conflict . “I think Sam would love if he was more of her father than a surgeon, and he only knows how to be her father by being her teacher. It’s a really nice conflict to experience because these two characters are written with enough nuance to make you feel full and you can see where they’re both from – even if you feel a bit like a villain and sometimes like a kid. “

“Sam is in charge of the department and it’s incredibly difficult for her father to get back there under her guidance and it feels timely. I don’t know anyone in their adult life who isn’t trying to figure out how our relationship with our parents is doing so that they can be two groups of adults loving each other and how difficult it can be for parents to see us even though we are adults as anything but their babies “, Chicago PD Alaun says and adds that Sam is “tenacious,” “ambitious,” “deeply empathetic” and “sensitive” and also finds solace in playing the piano. “There are the dynamics of their parent-child relationship and there are also the dynamics of the gender shift [norms], who gets a seat at the table, who is in charge of these huge companies, so that we all really enjoy exploring something with unique characters. But with stories that everyone can identify with. “

Interestingly enough, Bush had a desire to become a doctor himself before he caught the acting bug. One of her goals “as a young person” was “to study medicine and become a cardiac surgeon, and then I started doing plays and realized that I love the theater,” reveals the 39-year-old actress. “I told my parents, to their dismay in my senior year of high school, that I was not going to medical school, I was doing a BFA. You can imagine the thrill and here we are all” years later, when I was doing all this TV and all these movies and I was playing a cardiac surgeon! ”

“Sam speaks very quickly. So if I have to spit out seven symptoms and one of them is ‘superficial vein thrombosis’, and I have to say that quickly, in line with other terms, it can be a little crazy, but I love it. I love it really, really, “says Bush of dealing with the complicated medical jargon. “I feel like all the stars have aligned in the wildest possible way and I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’m not a fan of needles, but I can literally watch a surgeon cut someone’s chest with a bone saw and leave. “How do you know how much pressure to put on there?” and it doesn’t bother me at all so I’m clearly doing the job I’m supposed to be doing. “

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At a particularly difficult time amid a pandemic, Bush admits it was “an incredible honor” to play a doctor on television and shed light on frontline workers and healthcare professionals.

“I don’t take this lightly and we really try to get it right, be it the doctors on our writing team, the background actors who play with us every day, who are actually firefighters, paramedics and nurses, and sometimes even doctors themselves “Says Bush.” ​​It really matters to us to get this right, and if anything has come out in the last two years – going through a global pandemic, seeing what our healthcare workers have been through, telling their stories exactly can – it feels like “a great responsibility and I’m really proud of that.”

“We live in a time where we see a lot of profit propaganda that is wounding frontline workers, which is actually bad for public health,” she notes. “It feels really great for us to come to work and tell the truth about this type of environment and I’m proud of all of our team because everyone takes it seriously and we just hope that all of the healthcare professionals will watch this show, we hope we will please you. We hope we will make them proud. “

And the A tree hill Alumna shared important advice she would give Sam.

“We are both women who are really learning to recognize our worth and really step into our own power and say, ‘Taking responsibility makes sense,’ and that’s not a lesson neither of us learns quickly,” says Bush. “It’s a lot of fun to have this experience, to be reminded of it by my colleagues and also by my dearest friends and to see how Sam is reminded of it by her dear friends and colleagues. There is a lot in a whole experience, this one Kind of stardust or twinkle. It feels very kismet. There’s magic in the air here. “

As for the show as a whole, Bush very much hopes that it will be exactly what viewers need right now.

“The show is, no pun intended, well… It’s really down to earth and really honest and there’s a lot at stake, but there’s so much humor and so much hope too. If there is one thing that an attitude like this could bring to the viewers, It is the hope of support and help and support and sometimes a miracle and connection and depth. It’s inspiring to read every script, it’s inspiring to see the show. It’s a show that makes you happy and I think people really deserve some hope now, “says the actress.

“It’s really something special to put on a hopeful show,” said Bush. “And I think in a world where so many people feel divided, where the stress was so high, where we all went through this pandemic together, to come into a room like this and so many people from different backgrounds and seeing opinions and places that work for the common good, that gives me inspiration. “

Good sam Premiere Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET / PT on CBS. Please see below for more information.

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