Jill Flint plays Jill Casey, the hospital administrator for Hamptons Heritage Hospital on USA’s newest hit show ROYAL PAINS. On my set visit a few weeks back we had the chance to chat with Jill about the show and everything that’s going on with it.
Us: Do you want to just start off telling us about your character?
Jill: Sure, sure. Jill Casey. Jill Casey is—she’s a local, she grew up in the Hamptons. She’s a hospital administrator for Hamptons Heritage Hospital and as a person, she’s a very driven woman. She’s not impressed with the whole hullabaloo of the rich and the famous that live up there, with their big houses and their fancy cars and their attitudes. She’s not impressed by any of that.
She’s more interested in taking care of the people that she grew up with, people that she had been surrounded with her entire life. The locals, the people that, you know, do work in the restaurants or, you know, the local electrician. Just the average blue collar folk. They sort of get pushed aside by these jerks who drive in there, you know, thinking they’re all that.
Her passion, her dream, what she wants to do is open a free clinic and that attracted me to the script, because it’s—I think it’s very relevant to what’s going on in this day and age. I mean, how many Americans can really afford to, you know, go to the doctor, have healthcare and have it be decent? And, you know, if you’ve ever been to any sort of free clinic or sliding scale clinic here in New York, they’re kind of scary. [laughs]
So, yeah, that’s, that’s where she’s pushing towards and that’s who she is. I’m—I was blown away by her when I met her, so to speak, and I’m happy that I get to play her, it’s good. (more…)
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