Facts About Grey’s Anatomy

Facts About Grey’s Anatomy

Jul 01
Facts About Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy has had two spin-off shows and has lasted for 15 seasons, so whether you like it or not, it has been a tremendously popular TV show. All the interesting details about the series that you might not know will be covered in this post!

Shona Rhimes Came Up With The Idea For The Show After A Talk About Shaving

Shonda Rhimes has always loved medical dramas and regularly watches surgical dramas, but it wasn’t until she spoke with a doctor about how difficult it was to shave in hospital showers that she really began to work on the concept that would become Grey’s Anatomy!

The Show Was Almost Set In Chicago

Chicago is Shonda Rhimes hometown and she almost had the show set in this city. She ultimately chose Seattle because she didn’t want the show to be too similar to another major hit – ER!

Sandra Oh Auditioned For Bailey

Since Rhimes first envisioned Miranda Bailey, the character has undergone a few alterations and is now a formidable force. Only Bailey was described as being “blonde and petite” in terms of appearance. Sandra Oh initially went to read for Bailey, but after falling in love with Christina, she requested to do so. Following Chandra Wilson’s audition, Rhimes recognized right away that she was the ideal candidate for the part.

James Pickens Jr. Got The Role Immediately

As soon as he was finished auditioning for the role of Richard Webber, also known as “The Chief”, Pickens was asked to step out into the hallway. Within minutes, he was called back in and offered the role.

Pompeo Didn’t Know About The Cliffhanger Of Season 1 Until The Finale Was Being Filmed

Fans know that at the end of Season 1, Addison Shepherd, Derek Shepherd’s first wife shows up and surprises Meredith Grey. But what many people don’t know is that Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith, didn’t know that Derek was married until the finale was being filmed! It was a surprise for both actor and character!

Real Organs Are Used On Set

No, not human organs. When performing surgeries, the actors are given cow organs to work on, allowing the tissue to look realistic.

The Cast Has To Study Real Medical Procedures

When a specific procedure is performed during an episode, the cast is given a LOT of medical material and are asked to study it. Who knew they would get a medical education while acting?

Denny And Christina?

Although the Izzy and Denny subplot has grown significantly, Christina was originally planned to fall in love with a patient who was near death. Can anybody possibly imagine that?

Bohkee Is Actually A Surgical Nurse

The character Bohkee has been an important (although quiet) supporting character throughout the show. But few people know that in real life, the actress is actually a trained surgical nurse who knows exactly what she’s doing!

Meredith And Derek Had A Real Wedding Registry

Grey’s Anatomy produced a real wedding register for Meredith and Derek, which promoted donations to the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, knowing how extreme Grey’s Anatomy fans can be!

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this post about the show Grey’s Anatomy! Join us next month for the next trivia post!

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