Two actors from the Good Doctor contracted COVID-19
Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor .
Share November 12, 2020 9:08 a.m. Share Two actors from The Good Doctor contract COVID-19 Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press TORONTO – The Good Doctor ( The Good Doctor ) star Freddie Highmore says filming of the show is continues in Vancouver, despite being diagnosed with COVID-19 by two of his co-stars, Richard Schiff and Sheila Kelley.
Richard Schiff wrote on his verified Twitter account this week that he has the coronavirus, as does Sheila Kelley, who is his wife in life and on the show.
He said he tested positive on November 3 and that he and his wife had “the most bizarre week” of their lives.
The new season of the series takes the pandemic into account.
Sheila Kelley also mentioned her diagnosis on her verified Instagram account, noting that she and her husband are in quarantine at their Vancouver residence and that their symptoms “are changing dramatically every day and even every hour.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment declined to comment on the diagnoses, but Freddie Highmore told The Canadian Press that filming is continuing for the show, which airs Mondays on ABC and CTV. The French version is presented on Tuesdays at TVA.
“We continue to shoot,” the lead actor said in an interview on Wednesday.
“Of course, the most important thing is that we really hope Richard and Sheila get well quickly, and we all think of them.”
Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with Autism and Scientist Syndrome.