Maybe we should all see how tonight's episode goes before we give Shonda Rhimes the go-ahead for a round two, huh?
Tonight, Grey's Anatomy will venture into territory very few TV shows have before and even fewer have succeeded with - a musical episode. Sources caught up with the creator of the acclaimed drama to ask what to expect from the episode and if there was any hope for a second musical episode. Here's what we learned.
The episode has actually been in production "since September" between rehearsals, recording, and actually shooting the episode. Shonda reveals she was very surprised at the amount of musical talent she had on the show and if she had to go back and do it again, she would have put more pressure on those "claimed they couldn’t sing." On such person was Ellen Pomepo, who Shonda says has a real "pure and true" voice and whose character is going to go through a lot tonight. She explains:
"She’s been really tough this entire time about her own fertility issues. She’s been really stoic and strong and fairly positive about it. This is her weakest moment when she feels the randomness of the world."
No doubt her scenes will be powerful. Ellen always brings it.
So what about the future? Will there be another musical episode in season eight? Perhaps, since Shonda is already thinking about other musical numbers she would like to hear the cast perform. She added:
"I really want to see Ellen sing ["Portions For Foxes"] by Rilo Kiley, which was the very first song we ever had in the pilot. I’ve already been saying I want to do it again. It was really tough on everybody though. We’ve been working on the episode since September. Everything from rehearsals to recording, it was a really difficult episode. I don’t know if we’ll ever do it again, but I already want to."
Never say never, that's what we've
and Justin Bieber have always said.
Are U all looking forward to tonight's episode of Grey's?
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