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.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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I like TR also but just by reading what he said it is giving me a second thought. I never did agree with what Isaiah did but it happened and TR needs to let it go. If he keeps dwelling on it and talking to reporters about it he well never be able to move forward and heal. If he is truely hurting at this point he also should look into getting some perfessional help.

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I agree with both of you. I really like T.R.

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I was a TR's fan, but I am overly annoyed because he keeps playing the victim.

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I thought he was over it by now? Why does the media have to bring this up everytime they see a cast member? Either he's still really hurting or he's being overly dramatic. It's sad though that him and Washington can't be on friendly terms again. I hope they are at least professional.

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