The Good Doctor is now in its third season, and the show has quickly become one of the most-watched primetime dramas. Viewers have grown to love the characters — a group of American doctors and surgical residents at a major medical center in San Jose, California. But what viewers might not know is that the show is not actually filmed in the U.S. — and some of its cast members are faking their American accents.
Freddie Highmore and Antonia Thomas have British accents
Though everyone on the show plays an American character, there’s something most viewers probably didn’t realize: Highmore and Antonia Thomas (who plays surgical resident Claire Browne) both have British accents. They hide their accents for the show, and during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Thomas said that growing up watching so many Hollywood films helped her perfect her accent. “You’re used to hearing the sound,” Browne said of mastering the accent. “You do a bit of practice in drama school.” Browne did say that her audition was intimidating, since she had to convince producers that she had mastered the accent enough to play the role.