Former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ April Kepner Star Sarah Drew Shared Pretty Sad News
Hey, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans. We’ve got some new, sad intel for you guys in regards to former April Kepner star Sarah Drew. If you guys recall, she was one of the recent casualties of a big Grey’s Anatomy story last season where she was let go with her fellow castmate Jessica Capshaw aka Arizona Robbins.
According to a new report from the folks over at People.com , Sarah didn’t have the greatest news to tell the press out in Beverly Hills, California this past Sunday, October 7, 2018, when reporters asked her about the current 15th season of Grey’s Anatomy. She had attended the 2018 Rape Foundation annual brunch. Apparently, Sarah is so broken up about not being on Grey’s Anatomy anymore that she just can’t watch any of the season 15 episodes! She feels like her TV family is just moving on without her. Awww.
She stated, “I haven’t been watching. You know, it‘s a little painful to kind of go and watch your family move on without you.” Despite all of Sarah’s sad feelings, she did wish all her former castmembers the best of luck. She stated, “I wish everybody the best ,and I know they’re having a wonderful time.”
On a bit of a brighter note, the current Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff recently told the folks over at TV Line to never say never on the possibility of April actually returning to the series in the future. Apparently, a fan asked TV Line this very question in one of their regular spoiler chat sessions.
A fan named Michelle asked them, “Is there any chance April might come back to Grey’s Anatomy now that Jackson’s all religious?”
TV Line’s main editor and chief Michael Ausiello responded by saying, “Never say never,” teases showrunner Krista Vernoff, hastening to add, “That’s what I said when people asked me if I was coming back to Grey’s when I left Season 7. I said, ‘Never say never,’ and look” — years later, she returned. But despite that (and despite Sarah Drew’s availability to guest-star, since her Cagney & Lacey reboot wasn’t picked up by CBS), “I’m not promising anything for this season,” Vernoff clarifies. “But at Shondaland, those doors are open.”
So, who knows? Maybe we’ll see April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy some day in the future. We should definitely not expect her back in season 15 though. Back in August 2018, Sarah spoke about her sudden Grey’s Anatomy layoff during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter website. It was very interesting because she revealed the reason she was told for the layoff.
Apparently, the show had so many season regulars that they just had to downsize or else some characters would just be left in the background with hardly any stories. Sarah explained, “I was told that the show had too many characters and that they needed to downsize because they couldn’t service all of the characters effectively. They didn’t want any of us to be left in the background and not getting much of a story. Because there were so many series regulars, they needed to downsize and to find some characters that they felt like they could tie up their stories well.”
Sarah revealed that her layoff was very painful to her when it happened, but she’s now trying to look at it in a positive light. She stated, “Being let go was painful when it happened, but in retrospect, I think it would have been hard for me to walk away from that job. I was on it for nine years. It feels right and it feels like a good time to move on to something else with all the great love in my heart that I have for everybody and respect and gratitude for what that experience was. Playing a character for nine years is a long haul.”
Sarah did land a new acting gig right after getting let go from Grey’s Anatomy. It was going to be a reboot of CBS’ old Cagney and Lacey show. Unfortunately, CBS decided not to pick up the show. So, Sarah is still totally available if Grey’s Anatomy comes calling again.
How do you guys feel about former April Kepner star Sarah Drew not being able to bring herself to watch any of the new season 15 Grey’s Anatomy episodes? Let us know in the Facebook comments.
Oh, we have a piece of bonus information for guys for season 15. TV Line revealed a brief teaser about the new doctor guy Nico during their spoiler chat session. Apparently, Nico has a beautiful love story coming up. A fan named Eduardo asked them, “Can you give us any scoop about Levi and Nico’s possible romance in Season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy?”
They responded by saying, “I think we can safely drop the “possible” from your question. Showrunner Krista Vernoff confirmed to our sister site Deadline that Nico, the new gay surgeon played by Alex Landi, “has a beautiful love story coming up this season.” And although Vernoff did not specify “Glasses” as the object of his affection, we feel pretty comfortable doing so.”
An all new episode of Grey’s Anatomy season 15 is scheduled to air tonight,October 11, 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.