CHARACTER: Dr. Sara Tancredi: A good head on her shoulders.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 @ 8:51 AM
Doctor Sara Tancredi lives her life by one simple maxim: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
From an early age, Sara knew that she wanted to be a doctor. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, she always hoped to work in a hospital or private practice, someplace nice, sheltered.
Those desires changed during her freshman year at Northwestern University when Tancredi was introduced to the writings of Mahatma Gandhi. Her worldview was immediately and irrevocably altered. Being a traditional doctor was no longer enough for her and she decided that she must follow a more humanitarian path.
Ironically, Gandhi’s views on non-violence convinced Doctor Tancredi to pursue a career in the most violent of all environments: Fox River Penitentiary.
As one of the few doctors on staff, Sara is responsible for everything from administering physicals to performing emergency surgery. And while her work is noble (she has won multiple humanitarian awards), it is also dangerous. Every day, she interacts with rapists and murderers who haven’t so much as touched another woman in years.
Though Sara doesn’t think twice about the risks she puts herself in every day, it is a constant source of stress for her father, Illinois Governor “Frontier Justice” Frank Tancredi. That, along with their vastly different political beliefs, has cooled their relationship significantly in recent years.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 @ 4:14 PM
Posted Sep 15, 2005 @ 6:23 PM
I know the way the character's written counts for a lot, but I love that she's so damn professional. Her facial expressions are fabulous, she's playing the part really intelligently, and it's nice to have a potential love interest who's not crushing on the lead instantly, and also not hating him. She's wholly independent of his deal, which is going to make it all the better when she gets drawn in.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 @ 9:07 PM
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Posted Sep 22, 2005 @ 1:54 PM
I like the way they're playing her a lot. She's not easy and she's not a softie. I think she sees who Michael truly is, rather than everyone else who just sees him as a rap sheet. That's not something she'd do with every inmate and I think they've played her well in that way.
Posted Sep 25, 2005 @ 12:02 AM
I like Sara. She's got a nice way about her, doesn't kiss-up to Michael, and generally doesn't suffer fools lightly. Plus, she's hot.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 @ 9:22 PM
edited: spell check is a good thing
Edited by Advil, Sep 26, 2005 @ 9:50 PM.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 @ 9:26 PM
Posted Sep 26, 2005 @ 9:45 PM
I like her. I like that she is tough and isn't getting too emotionally involved with all the criminals. It's nice to see a smart, tough, chick on tv (are you listening Cameron form House?).
Yes! I'm not the only one that thought that too. The Good Doc's easily the best female character on the show. She didn't just huddle in a corner and sob (like I suspect I probably would,) instead she took a page from the inmates and made herself a weapon.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 @ 11:19 PM
Posted Sep 26, 2005 @ 11:28 PM
Not really, considering that it looks like she gets attacked even before Michael gets to her.
I was still worried about what was going to happen to her. (Sounds stupid.)
Posted Sep 27, 2005 @ 12:31 PM
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Posted Oct 4, 2005 @ 7:48 PM
Posted Oct 4, 2005 @ 10:55 PM
I am just in love with the way she's been portrayed so far. I love SWC's acting. Every scene just kills, especially the ones with Michael. But they're doing such a good job of portraying her two sides: pensive, yet emotional. Medical and technical, yet compassionate. Not to mention the whole rebelling daughter of the Gov. And then obviously just simply having the base female instinct to drop trou any time Pretty Michael says so (and who wouldn't?!?). SWC has played her so spot on so far - all of those elements of her personality clashing when it comes to Michael. i love it. Hand her the Emmy now.
Posted Oct 5, 2005 @ 2:29 PM
I love SWC's acting. Every scene just kills, especially the ones with Michael.
Agreed. Someone mentioned in one of the threads that WM and SWC have a nice, understated chemistry and I think this is as much an acting choice as it is proclivity. It would be only too easy (oh! how easy) for SWC to play Sara as swoony-eyed and weak-kneed around Michael. But the actress is doing a great job of conveying a sense of forcing an emotional distance and yet at the same time intense curiosity about this prisoner who refuses to fit the mold.
Edited by Neuri, Oct 5, 2005 @ 5:23 PM.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 @ 11:08 AM
Maybe it's just me but did she change her hair and/or makeup? I noticed she was attractive in the pilot and the first few episodes but sort of... bland. I just noticed now though that she's not only doing a great job acting but also looking super hot (don't tell my fiancée). Anyway, I hope she gets a bit more airtime, and maybe a bit less stereotypical, unoriginal backstory as the Michael/Sara thing progresses...
Posted Oct 12, 2005 @ 11:47 PM
I've been a fan of her acting and character right from the beginning though. The doc has a good balance of smarts and vulnerablity that's truly brings an element of realism to the show. Can't wait to see how her relationship with Michael develops.
Posted Oct 14, 2005 @ 3:29 PM
Can't wait to see how her relationship with Michael develops
I'm with you there. I'd like to see how their "relationship" endures her snooping and how he acts when he finds out she found her yearbook in his old apartment and how she acts when she finds out about his wife.
Would anyone like to venture a guess as to what Dr. Tancredi's hair colour is? Somtimes it looke brunette but other times it looks red/auburn.
Edited by Doran1, Oct 17, 2005 @ 10:48 AM.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 @ 3:54 PM
Posted Oct 19, 2005 @ 2:00 PM
I've been a fan of her acting and character right from the beginning though. The doc has a good balance of smarts and vulnerablity that's truly brings an element of realism to the show.
I agree. One thing I particularly like in the writing and the acting is that a lot of times in movies and TV the only thing remarkable about the female lead is that she's beautiful. Other than that, she's usually the least interesting character in the film/show.
Goodness knows, SWC is very beautiful, but that's not what's making her interesting as a character. Actual aspects of her personality and character, things like her intelligence, idealism and compassion make her interesting and compelling to watch, and that's something I really applaud the writers and SWC for.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 @ 2:06 PM
Posted Oct 19, 2005 @ 2:14 PM
SWC is very pretty, but it's not what she's all about
Her intelligence (Ivy Leaguer) makes her even more beautiful in my book.
Posted Oct 19, 2005 @ 2:29 PM
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