The Associated Press
Since being tapped to play a fourth-year medical student on ER, Parminder Nagra has had to adjust to the NBC drama's workload.
"It's quite fast-paced," she tells TV Guide.
Nagra, the 27-year-old British actress who stars in the sleeper movie hit Bend It Like Beckham, will make her ER debut in the fall.
"It's happening very, very quickly. I only met (executive producer) John Wells a month-and-a-half ago," Nagra said.
Nagra is of Indian descent, which Wells said would help the show reflect a reality it has missed so far.
"There are a number of Indian and Pakistani students who've been in U.S. medical school and staffing urban hospitals, and we haven't really shown it," he said.
Relationships that cook
We want loving cooks
Try a different style with confidence
Easy desserts good to welcome soldier
Caponata provides change from usual grilled fare
Virtual Chef on the grill
Riverbend opens with ear-splitting rock and classic boogie
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Ayls' living creations have stories to tell
Toy patented by 2 Cincinnatians
Nagra adjusting to pace of 'ER'
'Reading Rainbow' seeks pot of gold
Despite their finales, shows will go on
Get to it!
HEALTH & FITNESS
Beer's benefits could surpass red wine's
Body and Mind
Calcium moderation key