What Does Meryl Streep Think Of 'Emily Owens'?
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NEW YORK -- On "Emily Owens, M.D.," Mamie Gummer plays a med school graduate just starting out as an intern.
No longer will Emily be the nerdy schoolgirl plagued by nervous perspiration, exclusion from the cool crowd and awkwardness with boys! She has reached a long-awaited turning point: adulthood. At least, that's what she tells herself.
Except her new life as a doctor feels uncomfortably like her former life. Denver Memorial Hospital feels eerily like high school, with its cliques and gossip and a fellow intern who, gorgeous and popular, was Emily's nemesis back in high school.
As a doctor, Emily knows her stuff.
But on a personal level, she's still dorky and naive.
"She's really smart," says Gummer, "which rescues her when her heart and lack of confidence get her into jams. She's very easy to embrace. I really love her!"
With a little luck, the audience will love her, too, and make a hit out of "Emily Owens" (premiering Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT on the
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