Freddie Highmore Opens Up About His 'Good Doctor' Character at PaleyFest

Freddie Highmore – aka Dr. Shaun Murphy on The Good Doctor – shared his thoughts on his character at 2018 PaleyFest!

The August Rush star attended The Paley Center For Media’s event at Dolby Theatre on Thursday (March 22) in Hollywood.

He was joined by his co-stars Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Richard Schiff, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, and executive producer Daniel Dae Kim.

“Shaun is never going to be able, nor should we try to make him, represent everyone on the spectrum,” Freddie told the crowd about his character, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, who is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.

“In order to make him authentic, it was remaining true to the realities of autism, but at the same time constructing Shaun in his own right,” Freddie added. “It was finding out about his hopes and desires and his sense of humor and the people he connects [with] that may not, necessarily, have anything to do with the fact that he has autism. Yes, of course, we hope the show brings awareness to some extent. But it’s also about following Shaun on his individual journey.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that The Good Doctor has officially been renewed for season two on ABC.

FYI: Antonia is wearing Vince Camuto shoes.

25+ pictures inside of Freddie Highmore and his co-stars at the event…

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