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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star recalls row with Denzel Washington on set

Gray’s Anatomy actor Ellen Pompeo has spoken out a few heated row that she had with Denzel Washington on the present’s set.

Pompeo, who has starred within the present because it premiered in 2005, recalled the disagreement on her podcast Inform Me With Ellen Pompeo.

The episode in query, The Sound Of Silence, came about within the present’s twelfth season, with the Oscar-winning actor stepping in to direct as a one-off. The dispute came about after Washington took problem with Pompeo improvising a line of dialogue in an particularly emotional scene.

“Take a look at me if you apologise – take a look at me!’” Pompeo demanded of her male co-star.

“That wasn’t within the dialogue and Denzel went ham on my ass,” she recalled. She went on to say that Washington immediately stepped in and stated: “I’m the director. Don’t you inform him what to do.”

Ellen Pompeo in Gray’s Anatomy (Credit score: Alamy)

Pompeo – who on the podcast stated that the actor “doesn’t know shit about directing TV” – retaliated.

”I used to be like, ‘Pay attention, motherfucker, that is my present. That is my set. Who’re you telling? You barely even know the place the toilet is,” she stated.

The star concluded that the spat got here right down to each events being performers. “We didn’t get by means of it with out a battle, however that’s actors for you.”

A primary trailer for Washington’s upcoming movie The Tragedy Of Macbeth was just lately launched.

The reimagining of the Shakespeare basic, which co-stars Oscar-winner Frances McDormand, marks the primary time that Joel Coen is making a movie with out his brother and frequent collaborator Ethan.

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