Weeks before it was announced that Isaiah Washington would return to Grey’s Anatomy, theJasmineBRAND.com chatted with the 50-year-old actor. Promoting his two more recent projects Blackbird and Blue Caprice, he was quite candid about a number of topics including his relationship with Shonda Rhimes, his biggest regret in Hollywood and of course being axed from Grey’s Anatomy. Check out a few excerpts below, along with the full interview.
Biggest Lesson He’s Learned in Hollywood
Don’t drink at the Golden Globes. Not for four hours especially when you’re under great stress and duress. Not a good idea, not a good idea.
You Know what, Im not going to speak on that. I saw Shonda recently and all I can say is it’s all love.
Thats my girl, she’s going to always be my girl. I don’t care what y’all say…People forget, she fought for me but I’m not expecting her to give up a $10 million check because people are mad..ya’ know? But that relationship isn’t over. It ain’t over.
That I’m homophobic.
Kissing another man.
Last week, we reported that on his Grey’s return, he’ll play his initial character Dr. Preston Burke and say farewell to Sandra Oh, who played Cristina and was engaged to his character. Shonda said in a statement:
It’s important to me that Cristina’s journey unfolds exactly as it should. Burke is vital to that journey — he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang.
Reportedly, he will guest star for a May episode.