Ellen Pompeo: My Skepticism Over Grey’s Anatomy Attack Storyline Vanished with Denzel Washington Directing

Norman Weiss
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Ellen Pompeo: My skepticism over Grey’s Anatomy attack storyline vanished with Denzel Washington directing

"I was skeptical when they told me that something else catastrophic was going to happen to Meredith,” Pompeo says of first reading the script for tonight’s midseason premiere. But, she adds, "the fact that Denzel stepped in makes everything OK. It gives everything a justification, because he's such a creative genius that he can get away with anything … I can't say enough about how he inspired me. I certainly gave it more than I usually do for him. I really wanted to inspire him and make him grateful that he came to work with us. I didn't want him leaving here saying, "Why did I go and do that?” PLUS: Denzel’s wife is a huge Grey’s fan who schooled him on all the characters and storylines.


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