Grey’s Anatomy is culminating with its 19th season on ABC, and throughout its run many characters have left the show for different reasons. But, what nobody expected is that one of its actresses would be fired because of Ellen Pompeo, just like Jerrika Hinton happened.
It’s getting to the point where it’s hard to remember a time when Grey’s Anatomy it was not airborne. Directed by Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey, the Shonda Rhimes-created series follows the personal and professional lives of the medical staff working at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle.
The series has been characterized by presenting a large number of fascinating stories involving each of its characters, who after becoming fan favorites end up leaving the drama. There are many doctors who have walked the halls of Gray Sloan, but the vast majority of them left and are still remembered by the faithful viewers of the program.
Over 19 years, quite a bit has happened on Grey’s Anatomy, not just on screen, but also behind the scenes of the ABC series. A tell-all book that came out late last year brought to light some behind-the-scenes facts that were never known to viewers, but somehow played a role in the course of the series, as they involved the actors who at some point brought their characters to life.
The book called How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy written by Lynette Rice, which was released on September 21, 2021, records in its pages many answers about events that occurred on the set of the program. throughout the years. No fan ever imagined that the departure of a character from the history of the series was a consequence of what could have happened to her interpreter while filming the medical drama.
A problem between Jerrika Hinton and Ellen Pompeo led to the departure of Stephanie Edwards from the Grey’s Anatomy story
In the same book, based on a series of exclusive interviews with those involved and former members of the production team, the reasons why Patrick Dempsey, Justin Chambers Y Katherine Heigl, just to name a few, they had to leave the drama in the midst of personal circumstances that affected them at that time.
In an excerpt from it, it is also explained why the actress Jerrika Hinton, who played Stephanie Edwards from 2012 to 2017, has been fired from Grey’s Anatomy. According to the book review, her departure was a consequence after having bothered the main protagonist of the ABC program, Ellen Pompeo. Despite the fact that Jerrika Hinton told Entertainment Weekly in 2017 that her departure was due to a personal decision, Norman Leavitt, head of the Grey’s Anatomy makeup department between 2005 and 2018, assured during an interview with Lynette Rice, that the actress was fired after taking some photos on the set of the series without the consent of the interpreter of Meredith Gray.
“Jerrika was laughing all the time, but maybe she was a little naive. She wasn’t there very often, so it’s possible she didn’t realize the power Ellen had. [Pompeo]. If he had gone to see her and said, “Can I take pictures?” Ellen probably would have said yes. But by doing this without telling her, she got herself into a big mess.”