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Sophia Bush's Childhood Dream Came True With 'Good Sam' Role

Sophia Bush's Childhood Dream Came True With 'Good Sam' Role

Sophia Bush‘s brand new show, Good Sam, is just hours away from the premiere on CBS.

In a new interview, the 39-year-old actress is opening up about how the show actually fulfilled one of her biggest childhood dreams.

Click inside to see what it was!

Chatting with USA Today, Sophia revealed that when she was younger, she actually dreamt of becoming a cardiac surgeon, which her character actually is.

“The medical jargon is one of the things I love most. I’m such a nerd. I wanted to go to medical school. I actually wanted to be a heart surgeon. I was obsessed with pediatric heart surgery for a very long time,” Sophia shared. “I don’t know what that’s all about for the younger version of me. But it really feels like I’m having this very crazy, full-circle manifestation moment.”

She added that the role brings a lot of medical knowledge, which is something she’s loving.

“I love practicing one-handed surgical knots and working with all of the prosthetics and doing procedures,” she says. “Just last week, I opened up a prosthetic chest and sawed through a sternum and then opened the clavicle and I was like, ‘This is a dream. What is happening? This is my job? This is crazy.’”

Sophia also spoke of what else first drew her to the role.

“All of the characters that (showrunner Katie Wech) writes are dynamic and smart and deep. No one is an archetype or stereotype. Sam, in particular, resonated with me so deeply,” she admitted.

Sophia added, “To see the way that she has humanized a woman who is ambitious and smart and really good at her job, and also deeply empathetic, whose sensitivity is both a superpower and at times can be viewed as a hindrance: Those are things that I understand deeply and I think so many people will relate to when they watch the show.”

Good Sam premieres tonight at 10 pm on CBS. Meet the full cast here!

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