Grey’s Anatomy Is Getting Rid Of Two More Main Stars
Hey, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans. It’s definitely time to brace yourselves as this article will reveal some pretty shocking news. It turns out that the show has basically decided to fire actresses Sarah Drew aka Dr. April Kepner and Jessica Capshaw Dr.Arizona Robbins!
Maybe “fire” was a strong word, but this situation has the same result. These two ladies certainly didn’t quit the show. According to TV Line, they were let go for what they’re calling, “creative reasons.” Sarah’s April character had been apart of the Grey’s Anatomy show since season 6. Jessica’s Arizona Robbins character had been apart of the show since season 6. So, they’ve definitely been around for quite a while and are confirmed fan favorites.
The current showrunner for Grey’s Anatomy Krista Vernoff made a statement about these two ladies’ exit. She said, “The characters of Arizona and April are permanently woven into the fabric of Grey’s Anatomy thanks to the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew. As writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go, and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses.”
The series creator Shonda Rhimes also said a few words to the press. She thanked Jessica and Sarah for their contributions saying, “It’s always hard for me to say goodbye to any of my characters. Both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner are not only beloved but iconic.
Both the LBGTQ and devout Christian communities are underrepresented on TV. I will be forever grateful to both Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant performances and for inspiring women around the globe. They will always be a part of our Shondaland family.”
Currently, there’s no additional info on how the writers plan to write these two longtime characters off the show. Sarah Drew hit up her official Twitter account after the news had broke last week, and revealed that it was a shock to her too!
She stated, “Hey guys. Thank you for all of the love. I know you’re sad. I’m sad too. I haven’t really had the time to process this information. I’ve been with it for less than 48 hours. So, I’m not ready to say my thank yous and give an all encompassing statement about my 9 years here. That will come later :).
For now, I’d like to say: I love you, and I love April ,and her story isn’t over yet. And the really good news(for me, at least) is that I’m here on set shadowing one of my favorite people Kevin McKidd with my beloved Greys family all this week and next.
So, I get to process all of my feelings surrounded by the community that has nourished and nurtured me for almost a decade. For that, I am so grateful. Much love, Sarah.” You guys can view that post on Sarah’s official Twitter page by Clicking Here.
Jessica Capshaw also hit up her official Twitter account to express her thoughts on the situation. She wrote, “For the past 10 years, I have had the rare privilege of not only playing Arizona Robbins, but also being madly in love with playing her.
Arizona Robbins is kind, intelligent, funny, insightful, bold, playful, fierce and really good at her job. She was one of the first members of the LGBTQ community to be represented in a series regular role on network television. Her impact on the world is permanent and forever, forever. I am grateful that I have gotten to bring her to life and for the life that she has brought to me.
I am sad to see her go, but I am consoled by the idea that she will continue to live on and on in all of our consciences and our imaginations. Shonda, thank you for the ride on this incredible rollercoaster.” You guys can view that post on Jessica’s official Twitter by Clicking Here.
In related news, Sarah Drew already got some really great news. Apparently, she’s already found a new acting gig! According to Entertainment Tonight, she’s been hired by CBS to star in one of their new series, the new Cagney & Lacey! Sarah will be playing the Cagney character while actress Michelle Hurd will play character Lacey.
Sarah even hit up her official Twitter account to reveal she’s already done with day 1 of filming the Cagney & Lacey pilot episode. She wrote, “Day 1 on #cagneyandlacey done! I’m SO incredibly grateful to my @GreysABC family for bending over backwards to make it work for me to go and shoot this awesome pilot!! So grateful ??????!!”
Also, Grey’s Anatatomy’s main star Ellen Pompeo aka Meredith Grey hit up her official Twitter account to congratulate Sarah on her new Cagney & Lacey acting gig. She wrote, “Leave it 2 @sarahdrew our hearts we’re [sic] breaking for her one minute & the next she’s making us smile as wide as the ocean. #warriorprincess.”
Kevin McKidd who plays Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy congratulated Sarah too on his official Instagram account. He wrote, “Here it is! So much love and respect. @greysabc family graduation ! @thesarahdrew literally flew from this scene to Costume fitting for her new show :).”
Camilla Luddington who portrays character Jo Wilson on Grey’s Anatomy hopped on her official Twitter account to also offer some kind words for Sarah’s new job. She wrote, “I am SOOOOOOOOO excited for this and cannot WAIT to watch!!!!!!!”
In other Grey’s Anatomy news, it’s reported that actress Ellen Pompeo aka Meredith Grey just got a major raise. She recently signed a deal with Grey’s Anatomy to be paid a whopping $10 million dollars a season for the next two seasons! And ABC hasn’t even officially renewed Grey’s Anatomy for a 15th season yet.
It’s highly probable they will, but we’ll cover those numbers in a different post. How do you guys feel about Sarah Drew aka April and Jessica Capshaw aka Arizona” being let go from the show? Are you happy? Are you sad? Or do you just not care one way or the other? Let us know in the Facebook comments.
Grey’s Anatomy’s new 15th episode of its current season 14 is scheduled to air tonight, March 15,2018 at approximately 7 pm central standard time on ABC. Stay tuned. Also, be sure to follow us on our Grey’s Anatomy Facebook page for more Grey’s Anatomy news by Clicking Here.