Ellen Pompeo’s Denzel Washington Grey’s Anatomy Fight

Not-so-fun fact: It does not sound like Grey’s Star Ellen Pompeo came with him all the time on set.

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On a recent episode of her Tell me about Ellen Pompey Podcast, she told Dempsey how a scene in which she improvised lines and gave another actor direction led to an argument between her and Washington.

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“I was like, ‘Look at me if you apologize. Look at me,'” she recalls. “And that was not in dialogue. And Denzel went on the ass. He was like, ‘I’m the director. Do not tell him what to do.'”

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“I was like, ‘Listen, motherfucker, this is my show. This is my set. Who’s you saying?'”

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“So, we did not go through it without a fight, but these are actors for you,” she continued, adding that she had the “greatest respect for him as an actor and director”: “Passionate and celebratory and that’s where you get the magic, and that’s where you get the good stuff. So, it was an amazing experience, it really was. “

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Uh, sounds like that! Listen to the whole episode hey.

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