T.R. Knight Opens Up to Access Hollywood

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T.R. Knight Opens Up to Access Hollywood
Months after the Isaiah Washington incident at the Golden Globe Awards, which sparked massive controversy and landed the star in turmoil, everything seems to be going well for the cast of Grey's Anatomy.

Access Hollywood sat down with T.R. Knight, the subject of Isaiah Washington's homophobic remark, for which he later apologized and sought counseling.

With that in mind, reporter Shaun Robinson asked T.R. Knight direct questions about how it's really going behind the scenes.

Saturday evening at the 18th Annual GLAAD Awards in Hollywood, Knight spoke with Robinson exclusively. When asked about how things are on the set of Grey's Anatomy, Knight said:

"We have about 20 days left, not that I'm counting... It's going to be nice to have two months away, you know. I think everyone's looking forward to it."

When Robinson asked if the break from work would finally give Knight time to reflect over the entire season, he replied, "Yeah, to learn from it. Grow. That's the hope; that's my hope."

In talking about whether or not the cast has reached a point of healing and unity, Knight said, "I don't know. We're showing up and doing our work ... There's a lot of work to be done so that's my focus."

When asked how he would work on the process of healing the relationship between he and co-star Washington, Knight said, "I just focus on doing the work. That's my job; that's what I'm paid for; and I think that's enough."

Knight also attributed his upbringing to the way he reacted to the public situation and what he hopes others take from his experience.

"I think a lot of coming from New York to Los Angeles and being on the TV show is, if you're more private, kind of a lot to take in. Growing up, you wanted to just see yourself. When we saw ourselves put in bad light or made fun of, of course, it didn't feel well. Kids growing up see more and more of themselves... I think that has to be a good thing," he said.

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i agree with all of you who are saying ENOUGH ALREADY!!! here's a thought --- how about if TRK takes the advice of his BFF and makes a conscious effort to "just not speak in public anymore". it would be doing us all a favor.


He could have been in the victim at first, but now I have no respect and symapthy for him. He wants to gain from the situation. Move on!
He is ruining the character of George for me.


Amy, nobody is trying to make TR the bad guy, but I would like them to move on and frankly I am kind of tired of his victim attitude.


You're right, Amy , in fact we don't know what went on before or during, either. What seems obvious though is that there was more than one bad guy and more than one victim. I agree Pinkmist. I'm so sorry that this interview happened, that it is once again getting media play, and that it ever has to be discussed again. It doesn't help anything and only damages the show and the actors involved, both of them.


People, the more we comment on this issue the more we feed into it. Yes mistakes were made, feelings we hurt, and apologies were made. I think we all have acknowledge these chain of events and now need to stop buying into the media desire to keep this a major issue. Allow each of the people involve to grow and judge them from the point after they apologized.


so, why is everyone making tr out to be the bad guy in this situation? we don't know what has continued to go on on the set.


I'm afraid that I should not even comment on this interview because I am so biased towards Isaiah in the entire situation. I apologize to those who really like TR and have bought into his display of hurt and humiliation. I have no respect at all for him. He is the one who went to the press to begin with regarding a private incident on a closed set that was over in minutes and for which apologies were given at the time. He is the one who tried to destroy a cast mates career because his feelings were hurt. He is the one who went on national television and appealed for sympathy about having been "referred to" as a derrogatory term in an argument that didn't even involve him, and by a name that may well have referred to his subservient behavior rather than to his sexual orientation. He is now the one who continues to keep this going with yet more appeals for sympathy just as it is starting to die down and people are actually trying to move forward and past it. For heavens sake, grow up and move on. I don't know too many adults who have not been called a derrogatory name at one point in time or another. It's a word. It can only hurt you if you let it. It may be that he really does need psychological counseling. But, this just really appears to be another publicity ploy to keep his name in the headlines at the expense of Isaiah. I am to the point of not even enjoying his performance on the show anymore because it is so hard to separate out whiney "victim" George from whiney "victim" TR. He is a talented actor. I just wish he were a more forgiving man.


I was so surprised at TR, to hold on to such anger; it's not good. Sounds like something more deeply rooted than the incident. I really think he needs to talk to a professional. He's a gay man portraying a straight guy and doing it so well. I don't see why he can't see the positive in this.


I wonder if he brought up the subject or the reporter....... either way, its time to move on.


I love that picture of him sooo much!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

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.