Williams best known for his role as the dashing doctor on Everwood says after all these years of playing a TV doc, he doesnt mind dealing with the blood, guts, and jargon of an on-screen hospital.
Says Williams: Watching the prop guys make the organs and blood as realistic as possible for scenes has made me really comfortable around gore. Come to think of it, I never really get nauseous during surgery takes. Ive got a strong stomach.
But just having the stomach to be a studly surgeon doesnt always cut it for Williams in the operating room he has to use his brains too.
Williams explains, Im always brushing up on my medical jargon and knowledge of procedures so I actually know what Im talking about on Heartland. I took Latin in prep-school, which makes the medical terms a little easier to understand, but I still have a rule that for every new medical word on the script, there should be an explanation of what it means right next to it. Its like a biology class every day.
Heartland premieres on TNT June 18.
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