Grey’s Anatomy is currently one of the longest-running television shows out there, with its 17th season having ended a while ago. The show made its debut in 2005 and was a smash hit with fans and critics alike. It remains ABC’s most popular drama.
Throughout its duration, the show has featured several characters being killed off or actors leaving the show. It was reported earlier that fan-favorite Jesse Williams confirmed that he will be leaving the show and that happened on an important episode of the show. On top of that, even Greg Germann left the show as a series regular.
Kate Walsh was reported to be making her return to the show for its 18th season, much to the delight of fans. Sandra Oh left the show many years ago and made it clear she is never coming back.
It seems Ellen Pompeo had some trouble with Denzel Washington directing the “The Sound of Silence” episode from the 12th season of the show. While speaking her podcast, Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo, Pompeo revealed how an improvised line led do a shouting contest between herself and Denzel Washington.
“I was like, ‘Look at me when you apologize. Look at me,'” she recalled yelling at the actor during the scene. “And that wasn’t in the dialogue. And Denzel went ham on my ass. He was like, ‘I’m the director. Don’t you tell him what to do.’
“I was like, ‘Listen, motherf–ker, this is my show,. This is my set. Who are you telling?”
Pompeo then clarified that she has the “utmost respect for him as an actor and director.” Ultimately, the situation was contained and the episode wrapped up as planned.
“So, we didn’t get through it without a fight, but that’s actors for you. Passionate and fiery and that’s where you get the magic, and that’s where you get the good stuff. So, it was an amazing experience, it really was.
Denzel leads everybody in the dust in terms of that. He can hit to the core of what’s really going on for you in that scene very quickly and get everybody focused.”
Ellen Pompeo previously stated that she has no desire to continue acting after ‘Grey’s Anatomy ‘ ends. Season 18 of the show will be starting on September 30 and we will have to wait and see how it will fare compared to the previous seasons.
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