'The Good Doctor' Star Freddie Highmore Believes More People Need To Be Like His Character On The Show: "There's So Much Turmoil Around The World"

October 1, 2019 14:08

The Good Doctor is finally back as part of ABC's fall lineup and we're so excited to see what happens with our beloved Dr. Shaun Murphy.

Freddie Highmore, who plays Murphy, is also happy to get back into his character's shoes as he believes there are many valuable lessons everyone can learn from him.

Freddie Highmore comments on Dr. Shaun Murphy's attitude

In an interview with Mashable, the 27-year-old actor shared what people can learn from his character on The Good Doctor:

There’s so much turmoil around the world. I feel like something that everyone has responded to is the idea of taking a leaf out of Shaun’s book and seeing the world through a refreshingly honest and ultimately, hopeful lens.

Highmore believes Murphy's outlook is very endearing and help people reach a more understanding and peaceful place in this world:

And I think all of us would be better people if we listened a little bit more to people like Shaun. Shaun asks questions from a very genuine, non- judgmental place. He doesn’t jump into judging people. He’s not afraid of expressing an opinion and he’s genuinely just trying to understand people.

Dr. Shaun is very important to Highmore

Freddie Highmore once revealed during a press conference at a French TV festival that he feels a great sense of moral responsibility while portraying Dr. Shaun Murphy. He also appreciates that he's a very different character than what we're used to seeing on the blue screen:

It’s especially important in today’s world to portray different versions of masculinity, not only the stereotypical ones.

Are you excited to learn more lessons from Dr. Murphy this season?