‘Good Sam’ Star Sophia Bush Discusses Having a ‘Deep Respect’ for Everyone on Set

by Joe Rutland

It is important as far as Good Sam star Sophia Bush is concerned that the set is a good place to work. She’s had previous unhappy experiences.

Bush, who plays Dr. Samantha Griffith on the new CBS series, talks about this in an interview with TV Line.

In Good Sam, Bush’s character becomes chief of surgery when her ornery father falls into a coma. He comes out of it later, though, and the tension between father and daughter is part of the overall storyline.

Bush says that “Sam is a person who really balances a pursuit of excellence with readily available emotions for others.”

“I think in playing her, she reminds me that I have the capability to do that as well,” she says. “We’ve all experienced environments where our emotions might be treated not as a superpower, and personally, [they] are.”

‘Good Sam’ Actress Is Pleased To Lead on Set, Has ‘Deep Respect’ For Everyone

Meanwhile, this goes back to our earlier point, Outsiders, as Bush serves as an actor and executive producer on the show. The Good Sam actress spoke up about experiences on Chicago P.D. and One Tree Hill which were not good.

Bush, above all, says that she is “incredibly proud to set the kind of tone on a set that does lead with empathy.” She adds that when that happens, it “leads with deep respect for every single person on it.”

Good Sam just aired its premiere episode. The show can be seen on Wednesday nights on CBS at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central. But Bush takes her new show right up against her old show on NBC, Chicago P.D.

Yes, the actress was part of that Dick Wolf franchise for a few seasons.

Actress Also Had Recurring Role On ‘Law & Order: SVU’ For A Bit

In addition, she also took up a recurring role on another Wolf show, Law & Order: SVU.

Bush guest-starred in four episodes of SVU. She appeared in a 2014 episode called Comic Perversion, followed by Chicago Crossover, Daydream Believer, and Nationwide Manhunt.

She had a massive impact after playing that character. Oh, Bush said she felt incredibly lucky to get to work with the SVU crew.

“Kelly Giddish is radical,” Bush said in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment. “We had a ball on set. I’d have these surreal experiences where we’re sitting in the bullpen having a conversation and I’m on the edge of my desk talking about what’s going on with this crime and I turn and I’m like, ‘Oh my god! It’s Tutuola. Hi!'”

In conclusion, Bush said at the time of the crossover, according to the interview, “It’s just crazy. It was a very cool, sort of full-circle, fandom moment for me.”