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TR Knight's Comments to Entertainment Weekly About Leaving Grey's Anatomy

T.R. Knight Speaks Out on Leaving Grey's

Where did George go on Grey's Anatomy last season? Why would T.R. Knight leave a hit show behind? That's what Knight himself talks about on this week's cover of Entertainment Weekly. While we won't get to read the full story till tomorrow, here are some early highlights:

  • Knight realized George had "expired." That's how Knight describes what happened to George at the start of season five. But he didn't talk to creator Shonda Rhimes about it, instead simply asking to leave.
  • He didn't like George's cheating storyline. Apparently, Knight struggled with the idea that George would be cheating on his wife, Callie (Sara Ramirez), with Izzie (Katherine Heigl).
  • He didn't know where George was headed. "My five-year experience proved to me that I could not trust any answer that was given [about George]," he says in the story. "And with respect, I'm going to leave it at that."
  • Heigl tried to talk him out of leaving. "I felt like some of the problems could be worked through," she says. "But by the time it came to fruition, I was [glad] for him because he was ready to go."

I'm curious to see more when the full story hits newsstands. Are you surprised at any of his comments? Will you miss him on Grey's?

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Alithyra Alithyra 8 years
I'm confused why he didn't talk to Shonda if he had issues with his character and the direction thereof before resorting to leaving. But given the on-set drama and the outright stupidity of the cheating story, I guess I can see his point.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
I hate Izzie and the way Shonda killed Callie's strength and self-confidence. I will really miss George. T.R. may have hated Isiah, but George's scenes when Burke was on the show were some of the best chemistry in some of the best times of the series.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Good riddance, I hated his character. If only he taken Izzy with him. Aww, the thought of it is bliss.
laceykk23 laceykk23 8 years
he looks so adorable on the cover!! im gonna miss his cuteness on the show in the future but i hope he is successful at whatever he does in the following years!!
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
Yeah, the show ruined the character. I give TR credit for speaking out honestly and in a classy way.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I hated that George cheated on Callie. Really pissed me off actually.
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