Ellen Pompeo had a heated argument with director Denzel Washington while on the set of Grey’s Anatomy over an improvised line of dialogue.
Ellen Pompeo had a heated argument with director Denzel Washington on the set of Grey’s Anatomy in 2016. Pompeo stars as Dr. Meredith Grey in the long-running medical drama, which is currently about to debut its 18th season. The show was created by Shonda Rhimes and began its run in 2005 on ABC. It has hosted a number of stars throughout its run, from Pompeo to Sandra Oh to Patrick Dempsey to Katherine Heigl and more, making it a launching pad for many up-and-coming and established names in the industry.
Pompeo has been on the show since the beginning, making it her primary career role since getting her start in films like Daredevil, Catch Me If You Can, and Old School. Pompeo’s character is aptly named after the show’s title, which is a riff on the first human anatomy textbook published in the late 1800s. The actress has dabbled in directing the show herself in the past, having directed two episodes between 2017 and 2018.