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An Original 'Good Doctor' Star Is Leaving The Show After Four Seasons

An Original 'Good Doctor' Star Is Leaving The Show After Four Seasons

The Good Doctor is losing an original star.

Antonia Thomas has revealed that she’ll be leaving the show after four seasons starring as Dr. Claire Browne.

Click inside to read why Antonia is leaving…

Speaking with Deadline, Antonia explained why she was leaving the long-running series on ABC.

“It was a really, really difficult decision, and leaving, I have to say, is a bittersweet thing for me because the last four years have been absolutely incredible,” she shared in the interview. “I feel so lucky and basically indebted to David Shore and the writers for having the experience to play Claire, who has just been a wonderful, wonderful character to explore, so layered and complicated and flawed, the kind of character that I think an actress dreams to be able to play.”

Now though, Antonia says, “I think we’ve really run the gamut of different things that Claire can have gone through, and I’m now really excited to explore different creative opportunities.”

“For me, as an actress, having versatility and creativity has been something that’s been really, really important. I’ve come from the British system where you play a role, you film it for a couple of months because seasons are only six episodes long, and then you can do something else, and I think after dedicating four years to Claire and her journey and really, really exploring the character, I am just now ready to try something new, ultimately,” she concluded.

Antonia‘s departure follows the news that Noah Galvin and Bria Samoné Henderson were upped to series regulars on the show for the upcoming season five.

Just last season, the series lost both Nicholas Gonzalez and this other star, too.

The Good Doctor‘s season four finale airs TONIGHT, @ 10/9c on ABC.

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