Mamie Gummer plays a med school graduate just starting out as an intern, in The CW’s Emily Owens, M.D., and it’s a role she’s flourishing in, reports The Associated Press.

"She's really smart," says Gummer, "which rescues her when her heart and lack of confidence get her into jams. She's very easy to embrace. I really love her!” It’s important for an Actor to love their role, we’re sure, but The CW will be hoping their viewers will be feeling the same way when the show premieres tomorrow night (October 16, 2012) at 9 p.m. EDT. Gummer has been living with a hefty weight on her thespian shoulders, with her mother being none other than Meryl Streep. But hopefully this new, more adult role, can propel her from the shadows of her much-loved senior. "I feel like I'm a secondary artist, a kind of a conduit for the writer, and if it's a good writer then I have a great road map. If the material's not as good, or if I'm writing the material — which is what I'm doing right now, talking to you — then I get a little nervous.”

Whilst seemingly open to journalists, Gummer makes no bones about it, she’s not big on interviews: "I understand it's part of the job, so I try not to be too guarded," she explained. "I try to be open, but not completely laid bare."