In a recent interview, Omar Epps admitted that while he didn’t think he would be the one to replace Lisa Edelstein’s Cuddy as the Dean of Medicine, it was a role that he was ready for. He said that he found out at the start of the season.
“I had a discussion with [series creator] David Shore, where I picked his brain in terms of where we were going, and he dropped it on me then. I thought it was cool,” Epps said.
The actor also elaborated on how his character’s relationship with House will change.
“He’s definitely going to have to up his game. He’s going to have to enforce the new lay of the land, let House know that Foreman isn’t Cuddy and at the same time command his respect. He knows there’s a certain space you have to give House in order for him to operate at his full capacity, so what’s interesting in the first few episodes is both of them trying to find that “comfort zone.” Foreman knows House is going to be House, that he’s going to pull shenanigans and what have you. But Foreman’s ready — it’s the new regime, and he believes in himself and he got the job for a reason.”
To read the entire interview, check out TVLine.com