She’s a fan! Caterina Scorsone revealed what it’s like taking part in Dr. Amelia Shepard on Gray’s Anatomy — and why she’s staff Kaimelia.
“I believe one of many issues that I’m so enthusiastic about with Gray’s Anatomy is that we do contact on points that that should be unpacked for individuals who perhaps don’t have tons of entry to data or all sides of the story,” Scorsone, 41, advised Us Weekly on Sunday, April 2, at 2023 PaleyFest in Los Angeles. “One of many tales that I really feel very passionately about, clearly, is true now the nation is so polarized, and there’s been a lot violence in opposition to LGBTQ and trans individuals in our nation.”
The Canadian actress famous that final season, the ABC drama launched viewers to the primary non-binary physician with Dr. Kai Bartley, performed by E.R. Fightmaster.
“We bought to current to the world, like, the complete humanity and depth of somebody in that neighborhood,” Scorsone stated of the addition of the advanced character. “I really feel so privileged to be part of that story line.”
The Personal Follow alum, nonetheless, confessed: “We haven’t gotten lots of Amelia and Kai this season collectively on display screen.”
Followers first met Kai on season 18 of the physician sequence in 2021. At the moment, Kai struck up a romance with Amelia and the duo had been dubbed “Kaimelia” by supporters. On the finish of the season, Kai relocated to Minnesota, which resulted within the pair making an attempt to do lengthy distance.
All through season 19, which premiered in fall 2022, viewers have barely gotten to see the couple collectively. Kai did make a short cameo on episode 9, which aired in March, by way of a FaceTime name with Amelia the place the twosome deliberate to reconnect in particular person quickly.
“I believe one of many issues that thrills me is that that [relation]ship, like, exploded when it got here on display screen. Folks sort of noticed chemistry there from the start and have become enormous champions of that relationship,” Scorsone advised Us and different reporters on Sunday. “And so we haven’t seen tons of it this yr, however each time we’ve seen it, there’s been lots of pleasure about it. And in order that makes us really feel actually good.”
Whereas the previous Alice actress didn’t give an replace as to when followers will get extra Kai and Amelia, there will likely be loads of time for love since Gray’s isn’t ending anytime quickly. Final month, the ABC sequence was renewed for season 20.
“So long as the viewers is there, now we have story. The factor that makes our present so profitable will not be the plot essentially, but it surely’s the depth of the characters,” Scorsone defined on the TV pageant. “I believe the viewers has deep relationships with every of the characters. So similar to a pal or a member of the family, you’re not, like, ‘Oh, it’s been 5 seasons, I believe we’re executed.’ Like, you actually wanna see these individuals transfer via life. In order that may very well be, you understand, 80, 90, 100 years. We’ll see!”
Relating to OG star Ellen Pompeo’s season 19 finale cameo, Scorsone didn’t wish to give an excessive amount of away. (Pompeo’s Meredith Gray stated farewell throughout a February episode of the present — however the 53-year-old actress has remained the voiceover star all season.)
“I really haven’t learn the ultimate installment of the finale. I’ve learn the primary half, I haven’t learn the second half, however I do know Ellen’s gonna be again for it and Ellen continues to be very a lot concerned,” the November Man actress defined on Sunday. “She’s an govt producer and she or he’s nonetheless doing our voiceovers and so she may come again at any time. I haven’t learn the finale, however I’m hopeful that we are going to see extra of Ellen Pompeo.”
Gray’s Anatomy airs on ABC Thursdays 9 p.m. ET.
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With reporting by Kat Pettibone