Ellen Pompeo from 'Grey's Anatomy' Posts Photo with Former Costar TR Knight 11 Years after He Left the Show
Ellen Pompeo shared a rare picture with her former 'Grey's Anatomy' co-star, T.R Knight, as the two reunited after almost 11 years since he left the show.
This week, "Grey's Anatomy" fans have been through a roller coaster of emotions, both on-screen and off-camera, with the coming and going of old characters.
Fans were sent into an uproar on social media when one of the few remaining original characters on the show, "Dr. Alex Karev," played by Justin Chambers, was killed off suddenly.
"Old friends are the BEST friends @t.r.knight... but like we aren't old... we’ve just known each other for a very long time yes yes that's it..."
The picture showed the Pompeo and Knight posing make-up free for their selfie and smiling from ear to ear. The picture had many fans feeling emotional as they commented with cry emojis.
Other fans were taken back to memories of Knight's character "George O'Malley" and simply wrote his name in remembrance. After a tough week of losing one character, another fan seemed happy to see the nostalgic reminder.
Is it reported, Knight's decision to leave the show was spurred on by drama that was happening behind the scenes.
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he referred to it as the gradual "breakdown of communication" with the show's executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
The final blow was a fight with Isaiah Washington, who was fired for calling Knight a derogatory term based on his sexuality, forcing Knight to come out publically about his sexuality.
After struggling with his character's storyline in the fifth season, Knight made the tough decision to walk away from what was estimated to be a ten show deal for $14 million.
He revealed that his other co-stars, such as Katherine Heigl, tried to convince him to stay, but he felt it was the best decision for him to move on.