What Watching Transplant Is Like For Laurence Leboeuf - Exclusive

Watching the NBC series "Transplant" is certainly not for the faint of heart — and that includes the actors who star in it.

Whenever actress Laurence Leboeuf, who plays Dr. Magalie "Mags" Leblanc, starts watching any kind of medical TV show, she can't help but turn away if it gets too graphic. "Because I get really queasy when I watch stuff like that," she admitted during an exclusive interview with The List.

In fact, Leboeuf remembers having a difficult time when she first tuned into the premiere episode of "Transplant." Just as all of us at home were uncomfortably watching Bash drilling into Dr. Bishop's head, the Canadian actress also had to look away to get through watching the scene. 

That's not the only time she's had to turn away from the TV, either. "In general, I'm not a fan of needles, even fake ones," she told us. So does Leboeuf also get queasy while acting out those scenes on camera?

Watching Transplant and starring in it are two completely different experiences for Laurence Leboeuf

Whenever Laurence Leboeuf acts out an intense medical scene on "Transplant," she knows that what she's about to do as a "doctor" definitely isn't real. 

"Maybe because I'm getting to understand more of the mechanic, and I know where the blood's coming from, and I'm cutting into silicone," she explained to The List. For those reasons, she doesn't ever find herself shying away from all the fake blood and gore.

Yet, whenever Leboeuf tunes in to watch the actual episode, seeing it all on screen is a different experience altogether. "There's some stuff I can't watch," she told us.

When all the editing is done, the procedures she sees on the show aren't quite the ones she remembers acting out on set. "I mean, our special effects team is just incredible," Leboeuf said. "It's incredible what they do with a mannequin and just what they can do even with a real person."

New episodes of "Transplant" air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on NBC.