It may only be Tuesday, but #TGIT will be here before you know it. And at a recent ABC party to celebrate TV's greatest night, we caught up with your Grey's Anatomy faves to talk first impressions, their biggest fears, their votes for cast superlatives, and more!
Which character from Scandal or How to Get Away With Murder would you most want to do a guest-arc on Grey's?
Kevin McKidd: Jeff Perry’s character (Cyrus) from Scandal.
Jerrika Hinton: Asher (Matt McGorry) from Murder. I’d like to see him sex up some of our doctors!
Sara Ramirez: For giggles and laughs, I was going to say Matt McGorry’s character [from HTGAWM], but since [Tony Goldwyn] is right behind us, the President from Scandal!
Who was your first scene with—and what was your first impression of them?
Giacomo Gianniotti: Jerrika Hinton. She’s so kind, such a lovely spirit.
Joe Adler: Chandra Wilson. I was thrilled because she is awesome. I had to walk into her with food in my mouth like a bumbling idiot!
Jessica Capshaw: Chandra Wilson, and she was delightful. So generous and sweet and amazing!
Kevin McKidd: Sandra Oh. Owen came in quite specifically for her, and we had a big scene where I came in and had to kiss her. I was nervous, but very prepared, but we got on like that [snaps fingers]. You know when you meet someone and become fast, fast friends? That was me and her.
What’s your biggest fear on set?
Jerrika Hinton: That I’m going to be fired!
Sara Ramirez: I heard a really loud crack above my head, and that startled me. And then this past week, I heard a pop happen above me, and it scared me, so I stopped and said, "Is everybody OK?" So that’s one thing that has become somewhat a concern, is a light popping or cracking in my face! Safety concerns! Safety first!
Kevin McKidd: Having bad breath! And then as a director, it’s hearing you’re behind in your schedule. I dread hearing that we’re like two pages behind.
Source: Glamour Magazine -
The start of a new season of Grey's Anatomy felt like a combination of old home week and the start of a new school year all rolled into one, with the bonus of it all having been directed by Kevin McKidd. In this week's episode we saw some characters starting over and new characters testing the waters of getting to know people who have worked and loved together for a long time.
Perhaps Owen's portrayer Kevin McKidd spent a lot of time behind the camera during this episode as we saw little of his character. Early in the episode we saw him excited about his protege April's return to work and also asking Callie for advice about whether or not he should ask Amelia to go to a concert with him. These brief scenes were part of the opening montage which set the scene for the patients and the drama of the week. After finding out two young girls had been hit by a train, Owen and all the other surgeons stepped into trauma mode.
Unfortunately even while trying to save a patient's life, Owen got caught in the middle of Meredith and Amelia's fight over renovating the house they're now sharing. During surgery he quickly found out it was a mistake to try to offer construction advice to the two women. Close to the end of the episode Amelia kept up her side of the argument as Owen walked her to the door at home. While she kept talking he took a tried and true way to stop a conversation in its tracks - he kissed her. Before Amelia could wipe the surprise off her face Maggie dragged her inside to try to put an end to her battles with Meredith. The episode ended with the three sisters finding themselves, at least momentarily, on the same page.
Elsewhere in the hospital: Richard and Katherine negotiated the process of selecting a new chief of surgery; Meredith didn't know how to get used to having her two sisters - one biological and the other by marriage - as roommates; Bailey felt challenged by her, ultimately successful, bid for the chief's position but was energized by Ben's pep talk; Alex and Jo stepped into sharing their first official home together; Callie supported her young patients while struggling with crossing the line in giving advice to their parents; Maggie was personally triggered by treating their young patients along with Callie and Alex; Arizona got a new very unexpected roommate; and April and Jackson continued to be at odds after her return from another tour of duty overseas as surgeon.
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR GREY SLOAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL'S NEW CHIEF OF SURGERY, ON ABC'S "GREY'S ANATOMY"
"Walking Tall" -- The pressure is on as a determined Bailey tackles her first day as Chief; meanwhile, April's marriage is in jeopardy and she finds herself unable to address her problems; Meredith struggles to juggle all her responsibilities and Amelia works to define her relationship with Owen, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 (8:00--9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Walking Tall" was written by Meg Marinis and directed by Debbie Allen.
Shondaland Party Photos
ABC's TGIT Line-up held at Gracias Madre on September 26, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.
Kevin taking some time out to enjoy the view with his dog Patch.
photo [c] Iona McKidd
#BTS (behind the scenes) photos & video from Grey's Anatomy cast & crew
Last days filming 12x05 (Grey's Anatomy 250th ep) with a GA Instagram takeover by director Debbie Allen
Start of episode 12x06 with director Jeanot Szwarc
Emmy Award weekend + GA softball
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