On Thursday night (May 6), ABC announced that next Thursday they will be re-airing one of the biggest, most talked about episodes in Grey’s history.
After the the announcement was made, Ellen decided to take to Twitter to share some secrets about the episode!
Click inside to find out what Ellen Pompeo just revealed!
Next Thursday, ABC will be re-airing the 17th episode from season two of Grey’s, which was titled “As We Know It.”
In the episode, a patient comes into the hospital with a bomb inside of him. Meredith (Pompeo) then puts her hand inside and holds onto the bomb so that it doesn’t explode. Eventually, she is able to take it out safely and hand it over to bomb squad member Dylan Young (played by guest star Kyle Chandler). He then leaves the operating the room holding the bomb, with Meredith following behind him.
As he walks down the hallway, the bomb explodes, killing Dylan and sending Meredith flying backwards and crashing into the ground.
After it was announced that ABC would be re-airing that episode, a fan tweeted a clip from the explosion while writing that all “i’m going to be able to think about is how hard @EllenPompeo hit her head on that floor.”
Ellen then responded to the fan that it actually wasn’t here that filmed the scene, but instead a stunt double!
“That was actually a stunt double that got a concussion and had to go the ER…” Ellen wrote back.
Ellen then revealed that she ended up shooting the scene too, but used the stunt double’s take for the “dramatic” effect.
“Well of course the director insisted I do it after the professional got hurt of course they would ask me to do it and of course being the people pleaser I was … I said yes knowing they would use the take where she hit her head anyway because that looks so dramatic,” Ellen tweeted.
The lesson here ladies is this… don’t do things that make you uncomfortable because you’re afraid people will see you as difficult,” Ellen followed up. “Trust me they are going to see you as difficult no matter what you do!”
She also added, “I’ll also add ..it was about 230am and we’d been shooting easily 15 hours at that point I was physically and mentally exhausted from shooting the other parts of that scene and knew it was dangerous and I still did it anyway..not to be a hero… to not be a ‘problem.’”
Ellen concluded her thread by saying, “But also in an effort to do whatever was necessary to make the show great… all worthwhile lessons. There is a lot of value both in working hard and making mistakes.”
It was just announced that this longtime Grey’s Anatomy star is leaving the show.