10+ Times The Set Of 'Grey's Anatomy' Was Even Shadier Than The Actual Show

Full disclosure, no the photo above is not a scene from Grey's Anatomy.

It's actually a scene from Knocked Up where Katherine Heigl was also reported as being a drama queen, just as she was on Grey's Anatomy.

But she's not the only one. Everyone in the cast has been involved in cast drama.

To kick us off, here's a quote from Ellen Pompeo herself.

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She has confirmed that all that drama we hear about is all real.

She told her story to The Hollywood Reporter, "On the outside, we were a massive success, but there was all of this tumult on the inside."

The time when Katherine Heigl left the Emmy Race

That was...pretty bad. She had said that she wasn't given the material she needed to qualify for an Emmy.


Ellen Pompeo wanted to negotiate with Patrick Dempsey.

But he wasn't interested in it, at all.

What did she want to talk to him about? Money, money, money. But she's not worried about that anymore, she has plenty of cash coming in.

The leave of Capshaw and Drew.

It's still unconfirmed, but it was reported from Deadline that this happened for one special reason.

So that Ellen Pompeo could get a pay raise.

Ellen was told she wasn't even needed.

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Yup. They told Meredith Grey that she wasn't needed.

She mentioned that they said, "We don’t need you; we have Patrick."

Chyler Leigh didn't think 'Grey's' was worth the trouble.

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Her exact words in an interview were, "The show wasn’t worth it."

This was in reference to the long hours she worked.

Shonda Rhimes is a rebel.

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For one scene, that ended up getting deleted, ABC executives were actually really rude to her.

They told her, "If you think you’re funny, you’re sick,"

Patrick Dempsey's awkward goodbye.

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Yeah. This was a bad one.

Between being suspended and suddenly being let go, Dempsey's exit shook the fandom.

Sara Ramirez didn't even say goodbye.

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When Sara Ramirez left, she didn't get to say goodbye to her co-stars. Not even the ones she worked with for years.

But she and Shonda are on good terms, as far as we know.

McSteamy didn't actually like being McSteamy?


Or, rather, he liked his character but not how people treated him.

He dished to a French news program that people treated him "like meat".

We still miss George.

T.R Knight made the choice to leave, and with pretty good reason.

"My five-year experience proved to me that I could not trust any answer that was given," he said about his communication with Shonda Rhimes.

When Katherine shaded the producers.

On live television. Yikes twice.

On The Late Show With David Letterman, she said, "I’m going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them—a 17-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean."

We all remember this mess.

Back in 2006, during a physical fight with Patrick Dempsey, Isaiah Washington got homophobic with him.

He used a slur to him, and also connected the slur, with T.R. Knight. At the time, Knight was not yet out publically.

Then, Isaiah was fired.


Which we definitely all saw coming.

You can't be part of a hit show and start fights and use slurs and get away with it.

Everyone was jealous.


Of Kate Walsh, which is kind of understandable?

She is beautiful, talented, and got her own show!

When Katherine left the show.


And she didn't do so quite graciously.

She was very clear about how unhappy she was, and how she wanted something more.

And then Shonda threw shade!


In reference to her Scandal family, she said:

"There are no Heigls in this situation."

Brooke Smith getting fired.


Which was...awkward.

Her character didn't even say goodbye to anyone, despite being in a relationship with Callie.

Eric Dane dissed Shonda on Twitter.


There's a lot of profanities in the tweet, so we won't show it, but basically, the short version is:

He doesn't care about Shonda's opinion on politics.