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Freddie Highmore Says His 'Good Doctor' Character Is 'Probably A Better Person Than' Him

Freddie Highmore is dapper in a suit while hitting the carpet at the For Your Consideration Event for his hit ABC show The Good Doctor held at Sony Pictures Studios on Tuesday (May 22) in Culver City, Calif.

The 26-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Sheila Kelley, Tamlyn Tomita, Richard Schiff and executive producer Erin Gunn.

Freddie opened up about how his character, Dr. Shaun Murphy, has influenced his own life: “Shaun is probably a better person than me. He’s less cynical — my British cynicism has certainly lessened.”

“That’s hopefully the point of the show,” Freddie continued (via Deadline). “We learn from Shaun as he learns from the codes of the environment he is in. Hopefully, all of us as an audience and like the other characters on the show are learning from Shaun.”

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Freddie Highmore & Britt Robertson Promote Second Seasons of Their Shows at ABC Upfronts

Freddie Highmore and Britt Robertson walk the red carpet while attending the ABC Upfronts on Tuesday afternoon (May 15) in New York City.

Freddie was joined at the event by his The Good Doctor co-stars Nicholas Gonzalez, Richard Schiff, and Hill Harper while Britt was joined by her For the People co-stars Ben Rappaport, Rege-Jean Page, and Susannah Flood. Both of the shows will be getting second seasons on ABC!

Some other stars from returning shows who attended the event included American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, How to Get Away with Murder‘s Jack Falahee, black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson, The GoldbergsJeff Garlin and AJ Michalka, and Splitting Up Together‘s Oliver Hudson.

Roseanne stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, and Michael Fishman were all there, as were Station 19 cast members Jaina Lee Ortiz, Jason George, Danielle Savre, and Barrett Doss.

FYI: Jason is wearing a J.Crew shirt and suit.

45+ pictures inside of ABC stars the upfronts… More Here! »

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Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel & More Attend Day 1 of Variety's Actors on Actors Series 2018!

Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Jessica Biel and more actors are teaming up for the eighth season of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors!

The actor lineup and schedule for the Emmy Award-winning series was announced earlier in the month, and the stars showed up to celebrate at Day 1 of Variety Actors on Actors Presented by Shutterstock on Saturday (April 28) in Los Angeles.

The first episode will premiere on PBS SoCal KOCE on June 19 at 7 PM, with the second arriving on June 21 at 7 PM.

This season’s pair-ups are Issa with Michael, Laura Dern with Angela Bassett, Tiffany Haddish with John Legend, Benedict Cumberbatch with Claire Foy, Jason Bateman with Bill Hader, Debra Messing with Sharon Stone, J.K. Simmons with Edie Falco, Alison Brie with Jessica Biel, Maggie Gyllenhaal with Jonathan Groff, Frankie Shaw with Sara Gilbert, Jeff Daniels with Laura Linney, Darren Criss with Mandy Moore, David Harbour with Kyle McLachlan, and Dakota Fanning with Freddie Highmore.

Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue will hit newsstands on June 5.

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Roland Mouret jumpsuit. Laura L. is wearing a Lela Rose orchid dress.

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Freddie Highmore Joins His 'Good Doctor' Co-Stars at PaleyFest

Freddie Highmore opened up about his The Good Doctor character, Dr. Shaun Murphy, at 2018 PaleyFest!

The 26-year-old Bates Motel actor stepped out for The Paley Center For Media’s event held 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… More Here! »

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'The Good Doctor' Renewed for Season 2

The Good Doctor is officially coming back for a second season!

The announcement was made on the show’s social media pages.

If you don’t know, the series stars Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) as Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.