With his impending return to Grey’s Anatomy right around the corner, Isaiah Washington (a.k.a. Dr. Preston Burke) stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show to chat! Check it out!
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I’m SUPER excited about seeing him in scrubs and on my screen again!!! Bring it on!
Former Grey’s Anatomy star, Isaiah Washington has a new film in the works, and sees the role as the beginning of his “redemption” after the controversy following a homophobic slur in reference to his then co-star T.R. Knight caused his career to take a hit, and ultimately put him on many people in the industry’s black lists.
Washington is now taking on the role of John Allen Muhammad, also known as The D.C. Sniper, inBlue Caprice and winning critical praise for his portrayal of the killer. Speaking about the role with ABC News Radio, Washington says, “I know a little bit about being hated, so, I didn’t have anything to lose in that regard.”
Read the full article, here.
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I’m sure most of you know what went down with Isaiah years ago, on the GA set, and now he has opened up more about it, click on the source to read the full article.
Actor Isaiah Washington “lost everything” after his gay slur scandal in 2007 because no one in Hollywood wanted to hire him.
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In light of recent news regarding Sandra Oh’s impending departure from the long running show, E! Online has released an article reviewing some of Grey’s Anatomy’s previous cast exits.
Hey, Grey’s Anatomy fans have been through this before!
Washington, who played the prestigious Dr. Preston Burke, exited the hit series after making headlines for his use of homophobic slurs against co-star T.R. Knight during an on-set dispute with Patrick Dempsey.
The actor, who was one of the original cast members, asked to be let out of his contract in December of 2009 after expressing his frustrations with his character George’s lack of storylines.
After reportedly trying to get out of her contract for three years, Heigl got her wish in 2010 when it was confirmed that she would be leaving the ABC series.
“This was not an easy decision. But it was a decision that Chyler and I came to together,” Rhimes said at the time of Leigh’s decision to leave the series after five seasons.
After Dane announced his departure, Rhimes called Mark “one of the most beloved characters” on the show and said the actor “did not come to this decision lightly, but after much consideration and conversations, he and I have decided that this is the right time for his storyline to end.”
To read this article in full, please visit the source link below!
For a more inclusive review of previous GA cast exits, see the following:
To me, some of these departures felt fitting while others seemed to end on a not so great note. No secret many of us miss these characters. And many will DEFINITELY miss Cristina once she’s gone. Who would you say left before their time? Think this is the last of cast departures we’ll see for a while? Think more are coming? Let us know! P.S. No mention of Brooke Smith (Dr. Erica Hahn) or Kim Raver (Dr. Teddy Altman)? Think there should have been?
Do you miss Isaiah Washington on your tv? Well, he has a new show and TVLine has a preview and interview featuring Isaiah along with his fellow castmates.
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We at GG would like to send a very special HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY to Isaiah Washington (a.k.a. Dr. Preston Burke)!!! His birthday was August 3rd!!!