Grey’s Anatomy focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they develop into seasoned doctors while balancing personal and professional life. Denzel Washington reacted to Ellen Pompeo’s claims that he “went ham” on her when directing an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, and the actor has now responded to her accusations.
Last year, Pompeo revealed on her Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo podcast that Washington was difficult to work with on “The Sound of Silence,” the ninth episode of Grey’s Anatomy’s 12th season. After she improvised a line of speech, she and Washington “went at it,” she told podcast guest Patrick Dempsey.
In a recent interview with Variety, the actor-director claimed that he doesn’t recall the encounter and that everything is alright. When asked about her remarks, he said, “No, no,” and claimed that he had never had a disagreement with Pompeo on set. “But it’s all good,” he said with a “slight grin,” as interviewer Clayton Davis noticed.
“I’m the director, don’t tell him what to do,” Pompeo claimed Washington told her at their first meeting on the subject. She replied back furiously that created a hostile situation.
Listen, motherfu*ker, this is my show. This is my set. Who are you telling?
She also stated that she holds Washington in the highest regard as an actor and director, and that he is simply one of the best to ever do it. Despite this, she was involved in a minor issue as a result of her remarks. Washington, on the other hand, does not appear to be fazed.
Washington also expressed his concern about Chadwick Boseman’s health prior to his death in 2020 in the same interview. “A man among men,” he says. Boseman suffered quietly. He made the movie, and nobody knew. Washington, 67, showed huge admiration for Boseman’s strength as he kept everything to himself and continued to do his work despite such struggle.
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