Washington, a two-time Oscar-winning actor, directed the 2016 film “Sound of silence“Episode in which Pompeo said he improvised the line:” Watch me when you apologize. Look at me ”, in an exchange with another actor. The off-script moment irritated Washington.
“Denzel went crazy,” he told his former co-star Patrick Dempsey. in his “tell me” podcast, released Wednesday. “He was like, ‘I’m the director. Don’t tell him what to do. And I was like, ‘Listen, you son of a bitch, this is my show. This is my set. Who are you telling? Like you barely know where the bathroom is. ‘
The two did not speak for a while. Pompeo said he told Washington’s wife, Pauletta Pearson, that Washington yelled at him and “I’m not cool with him.”
But the two finally settled things, and Pompeo said he now has “the utmost respect” for Washington. The passion of the artists, he added, creates the “magic.”
“That’s where you get the good stuff,” he said.
Another juicy behind-the-scenes intrigue of “GA” emerged recently. A producer said in a revealing book about the series that Dempsey gave to his co-stars. “PTSD” and it was “terrorizing the set” during his bitter exit from the show in 2015.
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