Exclusive: Good Doctor's Hill Harper on how he'd like character to leave show

Susannah Alexander, Jo Berry
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Photo credit: Matt Sayles/AP
Photo credit: Matt Sayles/AP

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The Good Doctor star Hill Harper isn't planning on leaving the medical drama anytime soon, but that doesn't mean that he hasn't considered how his character Dr Marcus Andrews could exit the show if the time ever comes.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, the actor revealed that he "would love to do this show as long as the audience wants to see it and as long as they'll have me".

But what about if the show's bosses decided to give his character a big, dramatic exit in a surprise twist?

Photo credit: Matt Sayles/AP
Photo credit: Matt Sayles/AP

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Harper told Digital Spy that he hopes that Marcus will never be killed off, revealing that he would much rather see his character literally ride off into the sunset.

"I've played characters before that have gotten killed... I don't really like my character being killed," he said. "If anything, you want to ride off into the sunset in glory!

"So I think that, if you were to see Doctor Andrews [go], I want him on a horse – a big horse – and I want him to go up on his hind legs in front of the hospital and I wanna go like that, like John Wayne, and say 'See ya later everybody' and then ride off...

"If I was going to leave The Good Doctor, that's the way I'd want Doctor Andrews to leave."

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As exits go, it certainly beats riding off in the back of a taxi.

The Good Doctor recently did see an exit in the form of Dr Andrews' niece Dr Olivia Jackson, who was fired from St Bonaventure Hospital after she took the fall for Dr Andrews' decision to leak a story about a patient to the press.

Olivia's decision to take the blame left Marcus in the clear, while Olivia departed the hospital – and apparently the medical profession – to pursue her true dreams.

The Good Doctor returns to Sky Witness and NOW TV from March 16.

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