Shonda Rhimes has two characters in thoughts that she want to see go back to ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ — even if they’re each useless.
Gray’s Anatomy has noticed many characters come and move over 18 seasons (and counting). Some, like Patrick Dempsey‘s Derek Shepherd and Chyler Leigh‘s Lexie Gray have died, whilst others similar to Jessica Capshaw‘s Arizona Robbins merely left the enduring sanatorium, and thus the display. Shonda Rhimes, who created the hit ABC collection, however has passed over display runner tasks to Krista Vernoff, named Derek, in addition to T.R. Knight‘s George O’Malley, as the 2 characters she’d like to look go back to the display in a brand new interview.
“A few of them aren’t alive anymore,” Shonda informed Entertainment Tonight on the grand opening of the Shonda Rhimes Acting Arts Heart in L.A. on April 12. “I at all times cherished Meredith and Derek. I cherished the week we were given to look that reunion. I at all times cherished George,” she added.
Smartly, there you could have it: Shonda misses George and Derek simply up to we do. Lovers will recall that George died within the season 5 finale after being hit by way of a bus, whilst Derek used to be killed off in season 11 from accidents sustained in a automobile coincidence. On the other hand, each deceased characters popped up in season 17 right through a seashore dream collection of Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) whilst she used to be in a coma from COVID.
Shonda added right through the interview, “There’s such a lot of superb characters which might be on that display that we need to have in our hearts and our reminiscences, however that’s the wonderful thing about this sort of long-running display. There’s such a lot to return and rewatch.”
There’s masses extra characters that Shonda didn’t point out which might be dearly neglected by way of enthusiasts. You could have Lexie, who died within the season 8 finale aircraft crash along Eric Dane‘s Mark Sloan. There’s additionally fan-favorite Cristina Yang, who used to be performed by way of Sandra Oh for the primary ten season. It wasn’t sudden that Shonda didn’t identify Katherine Heigl‘s Izzie Stevens, taking into consideration there’s been experiences that on-set drama ended in the Emmy Award winner’s departure after season 6.
These days, Gray’s Anatomy stars Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson (Miranda Bailey), James Pickens Jr (Richard Webber), Kevin McKidd (Owen Hunt), Caterina Scorsone (Amelia Shepherd), Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson), Kelly McCreary (Maggie Pierce), Kim Raver (Teddy Altman), and Chris Carmack (Hyperlink Lincoln). The collection has been renewed for a nineteenth season, even though its lead superstar has brazenly mentioned her ideas at the display finishing quickly.
I’ve been making an attempt to concentrate on convincing everyone that it will have to finish,” Ellen, 52, informed Insider in Dec. 2021. “I believe like I’m the tremendous naive person who assists in keeping announcing, ‘However what’s the tale going to be, what tale are we going to inform?’”