Taye Diggs Speaks on Future of Private Practice, Character

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Two hours of Private Practice aired last Thursday (check out our review and Round Table discussion of the double episode drama), and left us anxious to see what's up next.

TV Guide recently chatted with Taye Diggs, who spilled that Addison (Kate Walsh) and Sam are not over, and teased the possibility of more Grey's Anatomy crossovers.

Some excerpts of the magazine's interview with Diggs appear below:

Q: What's going on really with Sam and Naomi?

Taye Diggs: I think the writers have done a really great job of portraying an accurate view of a relationship. These guys have been together for a really long time. They don't know what their relationship is truly outside the one they've had forever. I don't think it would be crazy if they got back together. It's fun to explore Sam single, though.

Q: Who would you rather see Sam be together with: Naomi or Addison?

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Taye Diggs: I think it would be fun to see what happens with Addison. I can't imagine they would end up together in the long run, but it would be interesting to see how it affects the rest of the practice and, of course, Naomi. From my character's perspective, I feel like Naomi has done completely wrong by Sam too many times at this point.

Q: Are there plans for more crossovers between Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice? The chemistry between Sam and Dr. Miranda Bailey is amazing.

Taye Diggs: Chandra Wilson is an amazing actress to work with. Whenever we get together we have a lot of fun. I know they are planning another crossover.

Q: What do you think makes Private Practice stand out from Grey's Anatomy?

Taye Diggs: I'm very fortunate to work with some really amazing actors that I respect and look up to. I think that has a lot to do with it. I think the writing is getting better and better. We have the luxury of having time to flesh out our characters. That and the crazy element of luck.

Q: Has Fox approached you or wife, Idina Menzel, to go on Glee?

Taye Diggs: I don't if I could. I would love to, I love that show. I think there's a conflict with the opposing networks. I'm a huge fan, though. It would be great.

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I'm loving the storyline developing between Addie and Sam. Most interesting part of the show this season. Kate Walsh and Taye Diggs have amazing chemistry and I can't wait to see where it goes, especially with Mark turning up in the crossover episode. Cooper and Charlotte hold no attraction. Dull, dull, and more dullness. Do the viewers a favor and breakup already!


I also want to know what will happen to Charlotte and Coop, they are my favourite couple and main reason i watch this show, so i cannot wait to find out more abour Charlotte and how they will work this out,because i think they will, but it will probably take a long time..


Yeah, it was Sam that left Naomi without any explanation, actually. No wonder she tried to move on. And every time she tried, Sam suddenly was all in love with her. And then was uninterested again.


Not sure how Naomi has done Sam wrong, but okay.


I am really interested in what is going to happen with Charlotte and Cooper. I love them as a couple and hope they can work through this. I am super interseted in what happened with Charlottes marraige that is so difficult for her to talk about.

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