‘Grey’s Anatomy’ — A History Of The Behind-The-Scenes Drama –


Take a glance again at among the most dramatic on-set moments from ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ From Isaiah Washington and Katherine Heigl’s exits, to Ellen Pompeo’s wage negotiations, and extra!

Ever because it’s debut again in 2005, Grey’s Anatomy followers have been fully swept-up within the dramatic sequence’ craziest moments. Whether it was a personality’s demise, abrupt exit, or a seasonal storyline that concerned each character from the ensemble forged, Grey’s persistently introduced the drama each week. But because the years went on, it grew to become clear to viewers that there was extra to the sequence than simply the on-camera narratives that noticed their favourite characters at odds.

Over the present’s greater than 10 seasons, stories and interviews from forged members make clear the drama going down on the set of the Shonda Rhimes present. It grew to become abundantly clear that there have been actual causes behind some characters leaving, others staying, and why new faces had been introduced into the fold. Let’s have a look again at among the most dramatic feuds, exits, and extra.

Isaiah Washington’s Behavior, Exit, & Return

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Isaiah Washington had a storied time on the sequence [©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection].

There’s lots to unpack with regards to former Grey’s forged member Isaiah Washington. The drama began in 2006 when the actor, who performed Dr. Preston Burke on the present, reportedly mentioned a homophobic slur in reference to forged mate T.R. Knight throughout an altercation with Patrick Dempsey. Not solely did the reported concern publicly out T.R., however he used the slur once more when talking with reporters and denying the allegations. The circumstance finally result in Isaiah’s termination from the sequence in 2007. However, it wasn’t the final time viewers would see him.

In 2014, throughout Grey’s Anatomy‘s tenth season, Isaiah returned for one episode, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” He reprised his position as Dr. Burke as a end result for the story line of Sandra Oh‘s character, Dr. Christina Yang. Sandra left the present in 2014 after showing in additional than 200 episodes.

Ellen Pompeo Slightly Shades The Cast

Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo addressed among the on-set toxicity [©ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection].

Whether it was deliberate or not, sequence star Ellen Pompeo put a few of her forged members of their place throughout a 2013 interview with New York Post. “Hurt feelings, combined with instant success and huge paychecks started things spinning out of control,” she instructed the outlet. “The crazier things got, as I watched all the tumult with Isaiah [Washington] and then the Katie [Katherine Heigl] thing, I started to focus on the work. Maybe it is my Boston, blue-collar upbringing. I just tried to not pay attention to all the noise around me.”

Katherine Heigl Drops Out Of The Emmy Race

Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl took her identify out of the 2008 Emmy race [AP].

Katherine Heigl was a complete sequence standout on Grey’s Anatomy. Her work earned her an Emmy win in 2007 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her efficiency as Izzie Stevens. But in June 2008, the actress pulled her identify out of rivalry for an additional coveted award, and seemingly blamed the fabric that she was given by writers as the explanation why. “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination, and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention,” she mentioned in a press release.

Katherine Heigl Shades The Show’s Producers

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Katherine Heigl barely shaded the crew throughout filming [AP].

In 2009, Katherine doubled down on the detrimental vibes that she had whereas filming. In an interview with David Letterman, the actress instructed the then-late evening host about her first day filming the brand new season. “Our first day back was Wednesday, and it was — I’m going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them — a 17-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean.”

Katherine Heigl Finally Exits The Show

Katherine Heigl lastly left the present after being an authentic forged member and profitable an Emmy for her work [AP].

After what gave the impression to be a attempting working partnership, Katherine opted to depart the present. Following her depart of absence to movie Life As We Know It, Katherine and Shonda lastly sat down to find out the top of the actress’ contract. Katherine left in season six, and her character has merely been talked about in previous episodes, together with Justin Chambers‘ departure. In the time since Katherine’s left the present, her relationship with Shonda Rhimes hasn’t appeared to have shift, although Katherine admitted in a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair that she wished she would have “shut up” extra.

T.R. Knight Decides To Leave

T.R. Knight
T.R. Knight left the present following season 5 [Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP].

Prior to Katherine’s exit, T.R. Knight made the troublesome resolution to depart the present, as effectively. In the episodes main as much as his exit, the actor’s display time grew to become noticeably much less and fewer, favoring different characters story traces over his. As consequence, T.R.’s last look on the present got here on the finish of season 5 in 2009. He appeared in additional than 100 episodes and earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2007.

Ellen Pompeo’s Contract

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Ellen Pompeo negotiated her contract to get the pay she needed.

The saga of Ellen Pompeo’s contract is now an notorious a part of the Grey’s Anatomy historical past. It started when the present’s star tried to barter her contract together with Patrick Dempsey, who seemingly refused to work by means of negotiations. When Patrick determined to not sit down and go over contracts, Ellen went on to ask to be paid more cash. Fortunately, Ellen stood her floor and went on to earn roughly $20 Million, turning into TV’s highest paid actress.

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