I can’t read minds, but I’m sure both Viola Davis and Ellen Pompeo are both thinking: “Everything is good! So good! It’s good that she does the things she does! I love you!” Shonda Rhimes IS Anthony Freemont!
During a recent appearance on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore to promote her book, The Year of Yes (which I’m sure will get turned into an insanely-successful TV show by ABC, because everything Shonda Rhimes touches turns to money), Shonda Rhimes was asked if she’s ever knocked-off a character because the actor was chapping her ass. Ha! I’m sure Patrick Dempsey could answer that for you. Or Katherine Heigl. Or any of the other actors who found a Notice of Eviction taped to the door of their trailer after an on-set fight with Shonda Rhimes. Shonda has said before that she has a “No assholes” policy when it comes to actors, so her answer isn’t exactly surprising.
“Yes, and I’m not naming names.”
If you really want to see Shonda’s face light up when thinking about all the hos she’s sent to the unemployment line, you can watch it here.
Shonda doesn’t name names, but if those “McDreamy is a McDifficult Bitch” rumors from the set of Grey’s Anatomy are any clue, then it’s probably him. Then again, maybe the whole “I’m not naming names” thing could be that it was some nameless background actor who asked to borrow $5 from Shonda Rhimes and never paid her back? Yeah, it’s probably Patrick Dempsey.
See, this is why TV world is so much better than the real world. In the real world, when one of your co-workers eats the last of your PopTarts from the staff room, you can’t do shit besides silently cursing them out at your desk. But in TV world, all it takes is a trip to the writer’s room with a post-it note reading: “…and then that snack-stealing asshole is abducted by aliens and never seen again.” Problem solved!