Sara Ramirez Discusses Callie Torres, Broadway

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Sara Ramirez didn't join the cast of Grey's Anatomy until Season Two and was not made a full-time cast member until the start of Season Three.

But Sara Ramirez's character of Dr. Callie Torres - recently promoted to Seattle Grace chief resident - sure is in the thick of things here in Season Four.

In fact, Calliope's turbulent love life has been getting a large part of the attention this season, thanks to a possible split from husband George O'Malley (T.R. Knight), who had an affair with his best friend Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl).

"Like all the characters on the show, I think Callie has her flaws, issues, hang-ups. We don't know all the ins-and-outs of why she truly was with George. I think there was a pure love there but I'm sure Callie has other issues behind clinging onto something that just isn't right," Ramirez told the Los Angeles Daily News.

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While the role on Grey's Anatomy has made the Mexican-American hottie widely known to television audiences, the New York theater scene has been aware of Sara for some time now. In fact, Ramirez won the 2005 Tony Award for her performance as The Lady of the Lake in "Monty Python's Spamalot."

Sara Ramirez is certain she will return to the stage at some point.

"I consider New York and theater my home base, where I sort of grew up," she said. "I miss it and I hope they'll have me back whether it's a musical - it doesn't have to be on Broadway - or a play. I miss the theater, the whole symbiotic relationship between actor and audience and being on stage. The live factor."

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i love Sara Ramierez. she is so beautiful. what a talent. wish she was really alot like her character,if you know what i mean. her presense just makes sense.


I absolutely love and adore sara. She is talented and beautiful, she did an amazing job as lady of the lake in spamalot she stopped the show with her number. However she is a great asset to grey's anatomy I truly watch the show because I knew she was on it and i just fell in love with the other characters as the show went on. Shes great its her life and whatever she wants to do its her choice to make. So you go sara do what makes you happy.


We definitely want Sara back on the stage in NYC. Her talent and stage presence are sorely missed. Getting to see her on TV every week is nice but no where near what it is like to see her live.


I know that it will not matter what I write ,but I think that all of the people that voted Burke of the show,because of what was said never thought about all the things that have been said in the past about people of color or gender. He is a great actor,and got the short end of the stick. I will no long support greys anatomy from this point on. What a waste of my time this is turning out just like ER


I hope she will remain a full-time cast member,
cause she is very talented. Go Sara!!!


This is off topic but related to the entire cast. Grey's Anatomy will no longer be using plastic bottles, as they are banned from the set.


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)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.