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Posted on Feb 2, 2017 10:15am
Katherine Heigl Spills About Her Character On Doubt: "I Love Sadie's Idealism"
Doubt's leading lady explains why she's inspired by her new and exciting role.


​Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl has played lots of incredible roles throughout her career, but there was something about the character of Sadie Ellis on Doubt that left her feeling inspired.

"I love Sadie's idealism," Heigl said. "I think for her to do what she does and to believe in the inherent goodness in people and their inherent innocence, she has to be a bit of an idealist."

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Sadie is a quick-witted attorney at the boutique law firm of Roth & Associates, and she has devoted much of her life to challenging the status quo in the justice system.

While she typically buries herself in her work, Sadie newly finds herself in a personal and professional dilemma when she begins to fall for her client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale), who was recently accused of murdering his girlfriend over two decades ago.

No wonder Heigl said that Sadie's optimism "can also get her into trouble!"

Will Sadie's growing feelings for Billy jeopardize her career?

Watch all-new episodes of Doubt on Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.