Kate Walsh Calls Herself the “Elder Statesman” of Gray’s Anatomy

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Kate Walsh is getting candid about returning to Gray’s Anatomy.

The Addison Montgomery actress appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Present this week and opened up about her return to the ABC medical drama.

“It is unbelievable to be again,” Walsh gushed.

“However the youthful set of actors who’re the brand new set of interns, they grew up watching the present. You are like, ‘Oh, hello!'”

“It is humorous to be the elder statesman of the present. They’re so lovely, all of them are such nice actors.”

Walsh went on to credit score her behind-the-scenes colleagues for preserving the present contemporary.

“The writers, I imply, Krista Vernoff, Meg Marinis, all of them, Jamie Denbo… Krista is Shonda [Rhimes]’s right-hand girl, and so they’ve been there because the starting,” Walsh stated.

“They’re simply unbelievable, and it is iconic writing.”

Earlier this week, Vernoff introduced she can be stepping down as showrunner of each Gray’s Anatomy and spinoff Station 19.

“It has been the privilege of a lifetime to be entrusted to run Grey’s Anatomy for the past six years and Station 19 for the final 4,” Vernoff stated in a press release to Deadline.

“The fervour of the devoted fandoms and the influence that these exhibits have on hearts and minds can’t be overstated.”

“The quantity of expertise in these two extraordinary casts and these two sensible writers rooms is past measure — and these crews work magic week after week.”

“The final time I left Gray’s Anatomy, I used to be gone for seven seasons and the present was nonetheless going when Shonda referred to as me to run it.”

“So I am not saying goodbye as a result of that might be too bitter candy. I am saying ‘See you in seven seasons.'”

The sequence will even must deal with the lack of its main girl as Ellen Pompeo’s time as a sequence common is about to return to an in depth subsequent month.

Walsh beforehand spoke optimistically in regards to the present’s future in an interview with Individuals.

“The storylines are so robust… The brand new interns this season, I really like that they are all fallible and tousled, and in order that makes it, I feel, much more attention-grabbing,” Walsh stated.

“Interns and attendings, you might have OG’s come again like me, and that is been actually enjoyable, and in addition simply the writing has by no means been stronger on the present,” she added.

Gray’s Anatomy returns to ABC in February.

Bear in mind, you’ll be able to watch Grey’s Anatomy online proper right here through TV Fanatic.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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