Parenthood Season 4 – Monica Potter and Executive Producer Jason Katims Discuss Cancer Storyline

If you’ve been a loyal fan to NBC’s Parenthood, you’ve probably been riveted to the newest and most heart-wrenching storyline yet involving Kristina Braverman’s battle with breast cancer. TV Equalswas able to learn more about the storyline in a conference call with the show’s executive producer Jason Katims and actress Monica Potter, who portrays Kristina.

Real life informing drama

Katims talked about the struggle that occurred when it came to deciding whether to go through with telling this story that hits close to home for him.

"First there was the question of whether or not it was something we wanted to take on on the show,  and I struggled with that decision because I thought it was difficult subject matter [as well as] subject matter that could be challenging from the point of view of storytelling and sometimes to watch it," said Katims. "And I had a similar thing when I was working on the pilot of the show, including the Asperger’s storyline, which is also very personal to me." Read More...


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