Exclusive: 'Grey's Anatomy' Enlists 'Alias' Badass to Play Callica Spoiler

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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  • Rae

    Why does she have to have “an open mind towards sexuality?” What is it with having bisexual characters? Why can’t she be a lesbian and be secure with that?!!!

  • The Counteragent

    Between adding cast members from Alias and Battlestar as well as entertaining the idea of putting Izzie in a coma, I heart Grey’s so much right now. Shonda Rhimes, you are ridiculously cool.
    And re: Rae’s comment-I’d guess she has an “open mind” to give her more versatility and allow her to hook up with males character as well, heightening drama. Also, I’d be surprised if Erica turned out to only be bi.

  • Jess

    how many f’ing people do they intend to have on this show?

  • Mandy

    Thank you Rae! Why is every woman that is into other woman on this show bisexual? Seriously, who does the hiring for this hospital? A frat boy?

  • Liza


  • Anaon

    “Seriously, who does the hiring for this hospital? A frat boy?”
    Worse Shonda Rhimes.

  • Avery

    I’m psyched about Mary McDonnell. Do you have any further details on her role that you might be able to give us in your next Ask Ausiello?

  • JJ

    How many people is she going to add, what is there 242 people on this show now?

  • Gayle

    Show killer.

  • Megg

    Mary McDonnell + Doctor = a very good good thing

  • D.

    Shonda Rhimes=show killer she has no business adding more cast when she cant even handle what she has

  • Meredith44

    Oooh… The best news is Mary McDonnell having a multi-episode arc. I so love her! Thanks for the news.

  • allie

    It never ceases to suprise me that “Angel” [Aussie’s will know what I mean!] is doing so well in Hollywood. Bizarre!

  • smirks

    (or she will airlock you.)

  • weary camper

    Im tired of reverse descimination, Im so the minority these days. That what I get for supporting free choice for 40 years.If you want gay watch LOGO. I want a straight sex only channel. Mary’s a good choice

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