Denzel Washington Addresses 'Grey's Anatomy' Incident With Ellen Pompeo

Denzel Washington Finally Addresses Infamous ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Incident With Ellen Pompeo…Kind Of

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In a recent interview with Variety, Denzel Washington finally addressed Ellen Pompeo’s story about their differences during season 12 of Grey’s Anatomy.

Los Angeles Premiere Of A24's "The Tragedy Of Macbeth"

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A few months ago, Ellen Pompeo made headlines when she told a story about her interactions with Denzel Washington as he directed some episodes of her long-running series, Grey’s Anatomy.

During one scene, the actress claimed Denzel “went ham on my a**” when she improvised a line with a co-star.

Now, Denzel is giving some insight into the situation, very briefly answering a question about it during a new interview with Variety. Unfortunately for fans that want some tea on the situation, Washington isn’t giving us that, instead saying that he doesn’t even recall that day.

“No, no,” he told the outlet, claiming he doesn’t remember the incident. Then, with a slight grin, he added, “But it’s all good.”

This comes following a very vivid recollection from Pompeo in September, who told fans about the incident on her Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo podcast. At the time, she recalled a moment where she yelled an improvised line to another character during an emotional scene.

“I was like, ‘Look at me when you apologize. Look at me,'” she recalled yelling at the actor during the scene. “And that wasn’t in the dialogue. And Denzel went ham on my a**. He was like, ‘I’m the director. Don’t you tell him what to do.'”

“I was like, ‘Listen, motherf***er, this is my show,'” Ellen continued. “This is my set. Who are you telling?”

Luckily, that interaction didn’t make too much of a mark on Denzel…or maybe he’s just being polite…
The Tragedy of Macbeth Key art featuring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand and Kathryn Hunter

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While we’re on the topic of Denzel, we wanted to make sure that you’ve seen the latest trailer from his turn as Macbeth in Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of MacBeth’ which opened in theatres December 25th and is headed to Apple TV + next Friday, January 14th.

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Written for the screen and directed by Coen, the film stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson. The producers are Joel Coen, Frances McDormand and Robert Graf. The film features casting by Ellen Chenoweth, music by Carter Burwell, costumes by Mary Zophres, editing by Lucian Johnston and Reginald Jaynes, production design by Stefan Dechant and cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.

We were fortunate to attend a press screening in December and this is by far one of the BEST films released in 2021.

The Tragedy of Macbeth Key art featuring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand and Kathryn Hunter

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Prepare for this woman, actress Kathryn Hunter to absolutely blow you away with her witchery.

The Tragedy of Macbeth Key art featuring Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand and Kathryn Hunter

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Every actor in this ensemble outdid themselves. Denzel was immaculate. Frances McDormand absolutely maddening. Corey Hawkins absolutely rose to the occasion. Literally — this film, in black and white and Shakespearean verse was RIVETING AF.

We don’t know what else to tell you. If you don’t have Apple TV + you might want to fix that before next week.

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