Grey's Anatomy: Interview with T.R. Knight!
Post by: Sal
Source: E! Online & SpoilerTV
Interview with T.R. Knight:
Newsflash: Some of our favorite shows might be better than ever this spring!
T.R. Knight just stopped by our E! building for a spot on Ryan's radio show, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, and revealed that Grey's Anatomy, like Lost, is hitting the fast-forward button on the storyline so they can cover the same amount of plot in less time. You know what that means, right? Big stuff in every episode!
T.R. was promoting the reason many of us in the L.A. area are counting the minutes till Friday night: The Grey's cast is putting together a charity event (benefiting the below-the-line crew members affected by the strike) called Good Medicine at UCLA's Royce Hall, in which they will all (including Tony-winning Sara Ramirez!) sing. You can get more info on the event here. I hope to see many of you there!
Keep reading for what T.R. dished about poststrike Grey's, Good Medicine and more...
Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Grey's Anatomy
On returning to Grey's: "We go back Mar. 16, and then we're going to do about four or five new episodes before the end of the season to get them in. We had about 13, 14, 15 left to do, so they're going to cram all that story into four or five episodes."
On Good Medicine: "It's a benefit for crews that have been hit the hardest these past four months on strike. It started out at Kate Walsh's wedding back on Labor Day of last year. And Shonda Rhimes, the creator of both shows, had this idea for her birthday party. She had a lot of people from Broadway [in the Grey's cast], and she was going to have them all sing at her birthday party. Everyone else has been in musicals and [has] Tony awards, and I was only in the straight plays—no singing at all. But she was still demanding that I sing, and when your boss demands that you sing, you sing. We were on the strike line and the birthday party had been canceled because it didn't seem like the right time, and the idea came to change it into a benefit. So, that's what we're doing."
On Who's Participating: "Well, it's not everyone. It's Sara Ramirez who has a Tony for Spamalot, Chandra Wilson, Paul Adelstein, Amy Brenneman, and me, we're all singing. Everyone's going to be there. Well, almost everyone. Walsh and Dempsey can't make it. He's going to be in Singapore. But they're filming stuff for it."
On Isaiah Washington: "That's so very last year. That's past. It has to be water under the bridge, there's so much life that's happened since then."
On Free Time During the Strike: "I got a new puppy. An Australian shepherd and lab mix. He's pretty great. He came shaved—he was a rescue dog. I have another dog as well—he's still sort of a puppy, too."