Season three of Chicago Med is in full swing and Colin Donnell, who plays cardiothoracic surgeon Connor Rhodes, had some valuable insight on the creative joys of working on the show.
“One of the great pleasures of television, I think, is getting that new script and learning something new about your character that you didn’t know the previous week,” said Donnell, a stage vet who’s worked on Anything Goes and Meet Me In St. Louis. “It’s like opening up a new chapter of a book – we’re getting to peel away the layers of these people as we go along. The greatest thing that any writer, actor, producer, or director can hear is you get to tell more stories.”
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Chicago Med, co-starring Nick Gehlfuss andBrian Tee, airs Tuesdays on NBC (10/9c).
The challenge of doing a medical drama, first and foremost, is spouting out all that medical jargon without making it look like you’re struggling to find the words. But it’s the second season for Chicago Med, and actor Colin Donnell (Dr. Rhodes) is more than up to that task.
“All of that technical stuff that goes along with doing a medical drama was, over the course of the first five episodes, especially I think the first half of the first season was like getting shot out of a cannon,” said Donnell. “It was really great to see the progress of it all throughout the season (when) things started to click a little bit more and make sense . . . I was pleasantly surprised that it all sort of came back when we hopped back in (for season two). Everything felt like it hadn’t completely gone away.”
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The second season of Chicago Med, co-starring Brian Tee and YaYa DaCosta, airs tonight on NBC (9/8c).