A Lesbian Relationship on "Grey's Anatomy"? - AfterEllen
Last week we mentioned that Grey's Anatomy was teasing viewers with a potential relationship between Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Erica. They talk about their relationship and with each other. Erica leaves midway through Season 5 with no explanation, leaving Callie alone to play the field. Erica Hahn, M.D. is a fictional character from the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) .. Callie and Erica's relationship stood out as one of the few bright spots for lesbian and bisexual characters on primetime TV. Now it seems all we're left.
This is also the first time that two regular characters on a network show have begun a lesbian romance, as opposed to one becoming involved with a new lesbian character introduced expressly for that relationship. Weiss and Doolan spoke to AfterEllen. So a lot of times people will just call me to read their scripts.
Callie and Hahn - Grey's Anatomy
But not to the extent that this was — coming in for a formal meeting and sitting around with all of the writers. It was really very well-done … I just thought their need to know and want to be truthful, and everything like that — it was just really professional. We actually sat first with the actresses in a room with GLAAD as well — they were present at all of the meetings … to make sure it was accurate and fair and inclusive. And first we met with the actresses and executive producer … and that was like an hour and a half meeting.
A Lesbian Relationship on “Grey’s Anatomy”?
And they were really intense on understanding and telling the story line from a source of truth. What was it like to work with the writers and the actresses? I was just really impressed that they wanted to tell this story so honestly. And they really wanted to understand the relationship and the dynamic — falling in love with somebody of the same gender.
And their questions were really thought out. And the writers were just really invested in that, and so were the actresses, actually.Grey's Anatomy Callie & Addison lesbian scene (funny!)
Sara Ramirez is an incredible comedic and dramatic actress and we wanted to be able to play up her magic. Unfortunately, we did not find that the magic and chemistry with Brooke's character would sustain in the long run. I believe it belittles the relationship to simply replace Erica with 'another lesbian.
Behind the Lesbian Story Line on "Grey's Anatomy" - AfterEllen
And I really hoped we were going to show what happens when two women fall in love and that they were going to treat it like any heterosexual couple on TV. And so I was surprised and disappointed when they just suddenly told me that they couldn't write for my character anymore.
They even came down and told me it was a great scene — one of the best they ever shot on the show. So I was really, really shocked. I was floored when they told me [I was being let go]. It was the last thing I expected. In fact, when they told me I asked, "When is this happening?
So it was very sudden. The press created a whole thing that had nothing to do with reality.
Hahn is a workaholic and she's very professional [ But everyone else is supposed to follow them. Well, let's just say she can use a little more loving care with her students, particularly Cristina. She's very confident with what she does and who she is". The character explained that she kept her personal and professional lives separate, but as Smith has explained: And watching the story unfold is something the writers are looking forward to.
- Behind the Lesbian Story Line on “Grey’s Anatomy”
- Callie, Erica's romance over on 'Grey's Anatomy'
- Erica Hahn
We wanted to see what would happen if a woman suddenly had feelings for another woman. This is also the first time that two regular characters on a network show have begun a lesbian romance, as opposed to one becoming involved with a new lesbian character introduced expressly for that relationship.
And you could tell that in the room. They definitely have a chemistry. I thought it was a great idea. I mean, there's what the writers think and what I've sort of thought, and in my mind. And it could really rock your world I imagine, if you all of a sudden thought that you might be in love with a woman and maybe you weren't before.