logo

Long before 'The Good Doctor' Aaron Glassman Proposed to Debbie on Screen, He Did It in Real Life

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 02, 2019
07:03 P.M.

When Aaron Glassman proposed to Debbie on "The Good Doctor," it was the second time he did that.

Advertisement

Richard Schiff, who plays Aaron, and Sheila Kelley, who plays Debbie, are real-life couples and were happy to do the marriage proposal scene.

Richard Schiff, who plays Aaron Glassman, at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with the filmmakers and cast of 'Clemency' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah | Photo: Getty Images

Richard Schiff, who plays Aaron Glassman, at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with the filmmakers and cast of 'Clemency' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

“I was surprised by how it manifested. I was having a dinner date with this woman named Debbi, who happened to be played by my real-life wife, Sheila Kelley, which was lovely for us. We had a blast doing that. Then had that event happen during dinner. That was surprising,” he said in an interview with Deadline.

Richard and Sheila tied the knot in 1996 and share son, Guss, and daughter, Ruby. They met in 1983 when she was auditioning for the off-Broadway play, "Antigone," which he was directing.

"We come and we do our work and after each take, he’ll say something like, ‘This is fun.’”

Sheila Kelley, who plays Debbie, at The Village At The Lift Day2 on January 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah | Photo: Getty Images

Sheila Kelley, who plays Debbie, at The Village At The Lift Day2 on January 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

Their marriage is still going strong two decades after their wedding.

NOT A FAN OF MEDICAL SHOWS

Richard, who has played dozens of roles on television and the big screen since the 80s, has admitted that he doesn’t watch medical shows.

"I've never seen 'Shore's show House' because I don't watch Doctor shows," he once said in an interview.

Richard Schiff and Sheila Kelley at Sony Pictures Studios on May 22, 2018 in Culver City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Richard Schiff and Sheila Kelley at Sony Pictures Studios on May 22, 2018 in Culver City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

"The Good Doctor" tells the story of Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore), a young autistic surgeon with savant syndrome.

Murphy relocates from a quiet life to join the surgical unit at the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, with encouragement from Dr. Aaron Glassman, his mentor.

Sheila Kelley, Tamlyn Tomita, Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Richard Schiff attend For Your Consideration Event for ABC's "The Good Doctor" at Sony Pictures Studios on May 22, 2018 in Culver City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Sheila Kelley, Tamlyn Tomita, Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Richard Schiff attend For Your Consideration Event for ABC's "The Good Doctor" at Sony Pictures Studios on May 22, 2018 in Culver City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

Murphy is unable to connect with those around him on a personal level, largely because of his troubled childhood. But he has extraordinary medical skills and intuition, saving lives after lives.

Richard said he enjoys working with Freddie. He said: “It’s been easy. There’s no conflict at all, which is good. It’s really very simple. We come and we do our work and after each take, he’ll say something like, ‘This is fun.’”

He added that Freddie is a “very positive, easygoing, talented guy.”

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Poor Mom Lives in Old Trailer with Son and Never Lets Anyone in until She Gets Hospitalized — Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

Devoted Dad-Of-Three Finds Out He's Always Been Infertile, Decides to Take a DNA Test

May 10, 2022

BernNadette Stanis Was a Virgin When She Wed a Man 'Who Wasn't Very Kind in Words' — Inside Their Marriage

May 01, 2022

Dr Phil & Wife of 45 Years Fell in Love at 1st Sight Yet He Wed Another Woman & Cheated on Her

February 20, 2022

Richard Gere’s Marriage to 33-Year-Younger Wife Who Once Slept on the Street Has ‘Strong Karmic Energy'

February 18, 2022

Millionaire Mocks Poor Woman with 3 Kids on Business Class Flight until Pilot Interrupts Him — Story of the Day

February 06, 2022

Twins Send Dad to Nursing Home, Learn He Left Inheritance to Janitor Who Is Their Carbon Copy – Story of the Day

February 13, 2022

Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr Are Married for 19 Years Now after Accidental First Date

February 27, 2022

George Clooney Is Now Happily Married to 17-Years-Younger Wife & Is Dad of Twins Whose Birth Made Him Emotional

January 30, 2022

Erin Murphy AKA Tabitha from 'Bewitched' Is Now a Mom of 6 — Inside Her Life 50 Years after the Show

May 14, 2022

87-Year-Old Man Returns Home from Hospital, Sees His Stuff Had Been Taken Out of the House – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Brooke Adams' Daughter ‘Picked’ Tony Shalhoub as Her Dad Way before He Started Dating Her Mom

February 13, 2022

Hal Holbrook ‘Couldn’t Stop Watching’ Wife Dixie Having ‘These Big Flirting Scenes’ with ‘The Nicest Fellow'

March 19, 2022

James MacArthur Called Wife of 25 Years ‘Hard Boiled’ Yet Their Marriage Was ‘Better than Anything'

February 20, 2022