On Tuesday, actors and actresses, who’ve played doctors on some television shows, took to social media to thank real healthcare workers for all they’re doing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“House MD” actress Olivia Wilde shared a touching video on Instagram where she and her fellow television and film doctors thanked the real doctors who are facing COVID-19 head-on during the outbreak. Wilde played the role of Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, M.D on the show.
She started the clip by noting how her television role as a doctor was not “the same” as being an actual medical practitioner. Wilde added: “I just want to say thank you to the real healthcare heroes out there, and there are some other people who want to say thank you as well.”
Olivia Wilde at The Wall Street Journal's "The Future of Everything Festival" held at Spring Studios on May 22, 2019, in New York City | Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images
The video also included other actors from shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs,” and “ER.” Some movie doctors also appeared in the clip where they shared their appreciation for the real medical practitioners.
I wish I was there with you guys to assist in my medical capacity
Jennifer Garner was one of the actors who thanked those that are actually risking their lives daily to battle the coronavirus. Garner played the role of Dr. Eve Saks in the “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Patrick Dempsey who starred as Dr. Derek Shepherd on “Grey’s Anatomy” had this to say: “I want to thank all the doctors and the nurses.” Neil Patrick Harris, who starred as Dr. Douglas “Doogie” Howser on “Doogie Howser, M.D” also thanked the real heroes in his own comedic way.
He joked stating: “I wish I was there with you guys to assist in my medical capacity, but probably all I would be doing would be writing prescriptions for myself.” Harris added that he’d written prescriptions for himself back then when he was “16 and 17.”
Sarah Chalke also took the comedic route sharing that they were willing to help if fake doctors were being recruited too. She joked that “We can hand you … stuff.”
Many more stars appeared in the clip including “Nurse Jackie” star Edie Falco, Zach Braff, Sandra Oh, to name a few. Wilde captioned her post asking for donations “to buy essential resources for these first responders who are risking their lives for us.”
People can donate by going to Thriveglobal.com/firstresponders. In an unrelated post in February, Dempsey showed how connected he was to his former on-screen wife, Kate Walsh.