The Good Doctor: Is actor Freddie Highmore autistic in real life?

THE GOOD DOCTOR season 3 has finished and will return for another series. But is actor Freddie Highmore autistic in real life?

The premises of The Good Doctor is about Dr Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore), who is undoubtedly a talented doctor but has autism and Savant Syndrome. Initially, those at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital aren’t sure whether or not to hire Shaun due to his condition but it wasn’t too long before they could see how much of an asset he would be to the team. The ABC medical drama is now in its third series and has been renewed for a fourth.

In series three, Shaun got himself his first-ever girlfriend in Dr Carly Lever (Jasika Nicole) and things seemed to be going well between them.

However, after going out to a spontaneous karaoke night with his friend Leah Dilallo (Paige Spara) and her date, Carly could see he was very much in love with her.

She called things off and told Shaun to tell Leah how he really felt.

Despite Leah’s feelings for him, she said they would never work because of his autism and Shaun was left frustrated and heartbroken.

This was until an earthquake hit California and everything changed.

Leah and Dr Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) were attending a charity ball when the earthquake struck and the building they were in collapsed.

On hearing Leah could be in danger, Shaun rushed to the site and made his way through the rubble to try and find her.

He managed to help a group stuck in the debris get out and saw Leah was already safe.

The fact he was willing to risk his life for her made Leah’s eyes open to a possible romance with him for the first time.

She told him: “You make me more”, before kissing Shaun.

Does this mean fans will now see Shaun and Leah as a couple in season four?

Is actor Freddie Highmore autistic in real life?

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