A show’s success is often rooted in the effectiveness of the writing staff and the performance of the ensemble. For New Amsterdam actors Janet Montgomery and Tyler Labine, building trust and bonding has also played an important factor in the process. In the video below, Montgomery talks about the quality people on the program, and Labine remarks on the diversity of New Amsterdam.
JANET MONTGOMERY on the environment of New Amsterdam:
“I think that that Liz Dean, the casting director, did an incredible job because we’re all very different people. And very different actors as well. But all good people. And on a show like this, one person with a bad attitude can infect the whole environment. It’s a ripple effect. Usually if you have a bad number one, that’s not a good sign. We’re lucky to have Ryan (Eggold) leading our show and he’s an incredible person. But everyone is reasonable and hard working and really happy to be there.”
TYLER LABINE on the diversity of New Amsterdam:
“I think what is really is important is the diversity among the cast. I don’t mean that in the way you think I do, I mean in every way possible. We’re all from different parts of the world, different walks of life. We all have different points of view politically or otherwise. . . We can trudge out things on camera that we can have these cathartic moments on screen that bring us closer together because we’re using this medium as a platform. Liz knew that. She put us all together because she knew that we were all different but good people.”
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New Amsterdam airs Tuesday evenings on NBC (10/9c).