As an actor, you spend so much of your life working so hard and reading the script, and imagining what you think something should be like. Then you go away and shoot it, and you have no idea or no control of the outcome or how it will be received. It’s just a pure gift to be working on a show that’s already so well loved.
The writers are very good at writing characters that have as many failures as they do noble qualities. Meredith Grey is in many ways a hero but at the same time, we’re able to laugh along at her inability to do certain things emotionally. I think it’s that combination, where its stuff we can feel affected by on a deep level but it is also done in a fun way. I don’t think the show takes itself too seriously.
I did my research. I thought I’d watch a bit here, watch a bit there, but the show – it just pulls you in! You get to an ad break and you just want to know how it ends. I’m sort of a fan by default.