At this rate, the bisexuals will soon outnumber the straights at Seattle Grace.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that ex-Alias vixen Melissa George is in final negotiations to join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as an intern with, um, an open mind toward sexuality. To wit, I’m told she’s being groomed as a potential love interest for one of Grey’s other two burgeoning bis, Callie (Sara Ramirez) or Erica (Brooke Smith).
(That noise you hear is Callica fans sticking pins in their Shonda Rhimes voodoo doll.*)
A Grey’s insider tells me George was initially going to be introduced by way of a gurney, but rumor has it Shonda Rhimes was so enamored with the ex-In Treatment star that she tweaked the role to give it more long-term potential. Of course, it’s also possible the patient thing was just a decoy to throw off spoiler hunters like myself — in which case, I’m on to you, Rhimes!
George’s probable hiring caps a busy couple of weeks for Grey’s casting honchos. In addition to The L Word‘s Janina Gavankar and up-and-comer Brandon Scott checking in as new interns, Battlestar Galactica‘s inimitable Mary McDonnell has sealed a deal to play a doctor for a multi-episode arc.
Thoughts on Seattle Grace’s newest addition? Is Callica ready for their first big test? Sound off below! (Additional reporting by Lynette Rice)
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