Kelly McCreary Talks Season 12 Of 'Grey's Anatomy,' Derek Shepherd's Death And Diversity On TV
Leigh Blickley Senior News Editor of Entertainment
Posted: 09/22/2015 09:01 AM EDT
Edited: 09/22/2015 02:32 PM EDT
Kelly McCreary is ready for you all to get to know Dr. Maggie Pierce a little better.
The 34-year-old actress, who made her debut as Meredith Grey's half-sister in the Season 10 finale of "Grey's Anatomy," is returning as a series regular for Season 12, and can't wait for #TGIT fans to hop back aboard the ShondaLand train.
The last we saw of Maggie, she was coping with the divorce of her parents, and bonding with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and the late Derek Shepherd's sister, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), at Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) and Catherine Avery's (Debbie Allen) wedding reception.
"The sisters, we’re calling them -- that’s Meredith, Amelia and Maggie -- are having a lot of fun together," McCreary told The Huffington Post of Season 12. "At the end of last season, Maggie sort of fell apart with her parents’ divorce and that shook her to her core, and obviously Meredith lost her husband and that shook her and together the two of them, along with Amelia, have found common ground with each other. So, they are now living together, which brings a little friction from time to time, but they banded together because they needed each other."
McCreary had a lot more to spill to HuffPost about the upcoming season, the lasting effect of McDreamy's departure and the Shonda Rhimes effect on TV.
Tell me about some of the other character arcs this season. Who is Maggie interacting with on a day-to-day basis?
Like I said, Meredith, Amelia and Maggie strike up a friendship ... Hmmm. What else can I tell you? I don’t want to get in trouble here! Actually, there are a lot of really great moments with all the actors together, which I thought was a rare occurrence last year. There’s been a lot of really great ensemble elements so far this season -- we’re really working as a team within medical situations and professionally as the hospital goes through some changes. Those scenes have been so much fun to shoot because its rare to get us all in a room together.
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