Grey's Anatomy Cast Members Made to Look Like Real Doctors... Mostly

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Chandra Wilson
Does Grey's Anatomy go out of its way to downplay its stars' physical attractiveness?

While that might seem crazy -- we are talking, after all, about a show starring Patrick Dempsey -- a reader posed this question to TV Guide in regards to Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey.

A magazine spread showed the reader a different, beautiful side of the actress (pictured) that Grey's fans never see in the crass, no-nonsense doctor she plays.

Matt Roush of TV Guide concurs that most of the actors on Grey's Anatomy are actually made to look worse -- in other words, much more real than TV typically portrays. One of the things people love about the show is how it allows even glamorous actors to look frazzled, unkempt, exhausted and rarely at their best. As if they really are on call 70 hours a week.

While the show might stretch reality with its medical story lines, it deserves due credit for avoiding the vanity trap... mostly. Justin Chambers somehow stays smugly handsome at all times, and the producers can't resist putting Katherine Heigl in form-fitting blue scrbs. Not that we're complaining...

Justin Chambers
Katherine Heigl

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Dr. Miranda Bailey, Yang, Derek, Meredith, Torres, Karev, Izzie, etc, can't believe there are better actors/actresses than you guys. You are just too real, wonderful on screen with plenty lessons to learn. Grey's anatomy!! Plenty kudos!!!!


awesome show just hate to see Omally die,,, was heart breaking.. almost real




If Isaiah Washington had called one of the female cast members the "C" word, and I think you can figure out what that is, or for that matter any other word that demeans the female gender, or lets say he was white and used the "N" word we all know he would have been FIRED from the workplace. However, I guess it is alright for Mr. Washington to use the "F" word "FAGGOT" and get away with it in the workplace. I work in a law firm as a Legal Secretary and can tell you that if anyone used that word or said that to me, and I do happen to be a proud Gay American Man - HE OR SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED. What kind of message does this send to young gay Americans? That it is alright to do this is the workplace - it is bad enough we hear the F word outside of work. SHAME ON YOU MS. RHIMES……..


Don't be fried about they thinking that you be came softer because you just had adorable baby, you are what you are Dr. Bailey.


First of all, I congratulate the cast of Grey's Anatomy for there great cusses in this amagazine drama.
About Bailey's some time it is recommended to be natzie in your work, when you have trainees and you must prepare them for what they will see in live and how you give or do in reality many surprises.
For that Bailey's the most compassionate person, her strength from her weakness, she gain the character humanity with her act.
With motherhood Bailey deserves 100% because she is the most rational and balanced one, again for every one in this show my congratulations.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.