WILL "GREY'S ANATOMY" FIRE WASHINGTON?
The on-screen drama of the new #1 show in America "Grey's Anatomy" may be getting McDreamier and McSteamier with each Nielsen-smashing episode, but the brewing behind-the-scenes drama is getting even juicier. The news are coming in that Shonda Rhimes-penned medical series may be letting one of their stars go.
Last week media reported on the fight between costars Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey which was confirmed by the represenatives for the drama to be true. Then cast member T.R. Knight came out yesterday in the new edition of "People" magazine as gay. Now, inside sources say the star may have been forced to come out in public after details of the mentioned behind-the-scenes fight became public.
Tabloid publication "The National Enquirer" published a story according to which Washington was irritated by an actor's late arrival for work which caused Dempsey to defend the actor. Then Washington allegedly grabbed Dempsey and yelled at him: "I'm not your little faggot like... [name deleted] ...".
The publication withheld the name of the person involved, but it is now apparent the actor in question was T.R. Knight who ideed came late for work that day (Monday, October 9). According to In Touch Weekly, given the extreme nature of the slur, the showrunners behind the red-hot drama are now looking into the possibility of replacing Isaiah Washington with another actor.
The atmosphere on the set of "Grey's Anatomy" is said to be tense with the cast divided over the embarassing event.