Back during Grey’s AnatomyTwelfth season, two-time Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington directed by guests an episode of the Shonda Rhimes medical drama. This week in Podcast “Cuéntame” by Ellen Pompeo, she talks to the ex De Gray star Patrick Dempsey about her experience working with Washington on the episode, and she wholeheartedly admits that she had a screaming match with him when he, that’s right, directed it.
Pompeo, of course, has put the “gray” in Grey’s Anatomy, playing Meredith Gray for the entire 16 years of the show. During the filming of 2016, directed by Washington, “Sound Of episode “Silence”Pompeo says he took the liberty of improvising the line: “Look at me when you apologize. Look at me ”, when representing an intense scene with another actor.
During the podcast episode, he tells Dempsey, “We love decision-makers, right?” But apparently, as a director, Washington wasn’t impressed with her off-script moment. “Denzel left HAM on my butt, ”he says. “He was like, ‘I’m the director. Don’t tell him what to do. ‘
To what she said, “’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. ‘ Which is daring, to say the least.
It is understandable that the two did not speak to each other for a while. Pompeo says he even went to see Washington’s wife, actress Pauletta Pearson, and told her that Washington yelled at him and that Pompeo was not “okay.” with the.”
Ultimately, however, Pompeo says he considers hisset up dispute the force behind the ignitionscreen “magic”. That’s where you get the good stuff, ”he says.
She says she and Washington have fixed things ever since, and has the “greatest” respect for him as an actor and director, but “I, we did it one day.”
Season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy (yes, it’s still going) premieres tonight on ABC.