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Justin Chambers: Cast Working Things Out

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Justin Chambers, who plays Dr. Alex Karev on Grey's Anatomy, said that the players in the show's off-screen controversy are continuing to work out their problems â€" and that it's a shame the spat has distracted from the program's impressive accomplishments.

Justin Chambers: Cast Working Things OutAsked by Barbara Walters on The View how things were going over at the ABC show since the storm over Isaiah Washington's gay slur erupted, Chambers replied that while the circumstances aren't ideal, the parties are trying to resolve it.

"That's the question right now. It's an unfortunate situation. They're trying to work it out," he said.

Chambers, 36, said the dark cloud that's been hanging over Grey's Anatomy since the Golden Globe Awards is unfortunate, considering the creative accolades it's earned.

"We won the Golden Globe, and it's kind of overshadowed that fact - and the fact that it's such a large cast, that we work a lot of hours and we get along really well," he said.

Kate Walsh, who also stars on Grey's Anatomy, tells Extra she is hopeful the show's cast and crew can eventually get past the situation.

"I feel really sad...I'm just saying my prayers," she said at the Sundance Film Festival. "I don't know what is going to happen... I just trust that our show will deal with it in the way that they see fit."

The off-screen saga began in October, when costars Washington and Patrick Dempsey got into a fight on the set, and Washington allegedly used a gay slur to refer to another co-star, T.R. Knight. Washington then fanned the flames at the Golden Globes by repeating the word (while denying he said the word), although he eventually apologized.

On a lighter note, Chambers, who has five children with his wife, Keisha - including twins Maya and Kaila (born in 1999), told The View's co-hosts that he'd given some advice to Patrick Dempsey, whose wife, Jillian, is expecting twin sons this winter. His words of wisdom?

"Strap yourself in, and get ready."

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They can resolve the problem pronto by firing that homphobic spear chucker.

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I agree with Kate and Justin I really want everything to work out! :)

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Isaiah is making some positive steps in the right direction and he seems to be really trying. I may not agree with what he did but it would help if other people would leave it alone and stop asking about it. It is sad that there has to be trouble makers in the world.

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I hope they are able to work it out so that everyone involved has had their feelings taken into consideration. Justin and Kate appear to be classy people. I'm interested to see where their characters are headed on the show.

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It's good that they're working it out. He makes a lot of good points, especially about the golden globe being the really important thing, and the fact that they (with the exception of the incident) really do get along. That's the important things.

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I didn't know he was going to be on the view....was that today?

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It will have an effect on the set. They are trying to work it out but it will take time. Hopefully people let it be. Outside sourses keeping it going does'nt help at all.

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i'm so glad they're working it out. it'd be sad if that all affected the show in any way =/

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