‘Good Sam’: Sophia Bush Describes Character Sam’s Relationship With Her Dad

by Amanda Glover
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Sophia Bush describes her character’s relationship with her father in Good Sam as ‘aggravating.’ What do you think, Outsiders?

Bush spent much time chasing criminals in the American drama series Chicago P.D. But, she still knows what she’s doing in the upcoming medical drama, Good Sam. In the series, Bush plays a heart surgeon named Sam Griffith. In the opener, Sam’s father returns to work six months after a medical emergency. But guess what? His daughter is pretty much his boss!

“Sam always goes the extra mile for her patients, even if that literally means running sprints,” Bush tells interviewers.

When asked about Sam’s father’s character, Bush described it as complicated. “Griff’s reluctance — his refusal, really — to let Sam out from under him wears on her. And yet he’s the one whose approval she craves. They love each other but it’s painful and aggravating.”

The interviewer asks Sophia Bush about her character’s chief of surgery role. “It’s a complex experience to be thrust into a position that you looked at as “down the road.” But patient satisfaction goes up under her leadership. The happiness, and success rates, of her doctors too.”

After the interviewer complimented Bush’s character in her professional life, they asked about Sam’s personal life. “Sam was previously burned by someone she loved, but I think she’s ready. There is incoming romantic energy that takes her pleasantly by surprise.”

Well, fans, you’re just going to have to wait to watch Sophia Bush in the show’s premiere Wednesday, January 5, 10/9c. Stay tuned!

Sophia Bush Opens Up About Privacy

Since the actress and her fiancé, Grant Hughes, were first spotted together back in May 2020, they’ve kept their relationship pretty private. Although, photos of the happy couple were shared. Last year, the One Tree Hill actress explained her desire to keep certain things about her life private to Entertainment Tonight.

“It’s hard to have nothing that’s yours. And when you are a person who lives in the public eye, everybody wants to pick over everything, and that can be really tricky. I don’t think I like this.’ I didn’t like having my private life lied about,” the actress explained.

“There were times where someone would send through an article and be like, ‘Well, supposedly you’re dating this guy.’ And I was like, ‘I mean, I would. Who is he?’ It would be, ‘What are you wearing? And how’s your boyfriend? And it’s like, ‘What does that have to do with anything about my work, my life?’ I really think the kind of gamification of people’s private intimacy is just creepy to me. So I don’t really hide what’s going on in my life, but I don’t flaunt it.”

Congratulations on your engagement and a new show, Sophia!