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

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Chandra WilsonDoes 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...

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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!!!!

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

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I HATE YOU

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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……..

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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.

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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.

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Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

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