Thursdays 9:00 PM on ABC
Prime_large
Greys-anatomy

TV Fanatic Exclusive Interview: Sarah Drew Discusses New Grey's Anatomy Season, Big April Episode!

by at . Comments

April Kepner may not have gotten off on the right foot with Grey's Anatomy fans, but don't take that out on Sarah Drew. She is awesome - and she recently spoke with TV Fanatic in an exclusive interview about her character and the show's seventh season!

Below, she describes how her character copes with the events of May's finale and teases what's next for April and the rest of the Seattle Grace surgeons starting next week ...

April Photo

Sarah in last season's finale. [Photo: ABC]

How are things going on the set of Grey’s Anatomy?

It’s really fun. I love being here, I love being at work. The cast and crew are amazing and so much fun. It’s a blast. I’m excited because episode three is a big April episode, so I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into that one.

What is the third episode about?

April has a big secret that is revealed and it opens the door for a lot of possibilities for her. It’s a delicious little secret.

What can we look to for this season?

Basically, the season premiere picks up a few weeks after the event of the season finale. We’re seeing all of the characters dealing with the trauma they’ve just gone through in different ways. James Tupper is guest starring is a grief counselor and he’s the gatekeeper to all of us to allow us back into surgery. It’s really cool because it really shows the kinds of human reaction that could happen to this particular situation. Some people are scared to go back into surgery where others are desperate to get back into surgery, whether or not they are ready. There are also people that just jump right back on the horse and then you have no idea when they are going to crack and explode.

Tell me about April’s character this season.

For the first two episodes, she ends up getting right back on the horse and getting right back into surgery. She’s one of the first people to be cleared for surgery. I have a feeling she’s going to have to crack at some point. She went through a lot and for her to easily swing back into surgical duties is…who knows. April is on top of things from the get go, and doesn’t really care.

Could you do that?

No, I would definitely go to therapy. I would deal with everything, I would cry and mourn. I’m also very emotion. April has been very emotional, she’s done a lot of crying on the show, but she’s more of a stuffer. It’s definitely not healthy. She has a moment where you can see her real guilt of getting Derek shot, but outside of that, you don’t really see her dealing with anything yet. I bet that’s coming. April has a lot of insecurities and deals with those by being very passive-aggressive, which is very not me.

You also appeared on Glee. How was that experience?

It was amazing. I’m obsessed, obsessed, obsessed with that show. It was so much fun. That show is hilariously written and a delightful people to be around. I had a blast playing uber, uber weird and awkward. [laughs]

Do you have any other projects going on?

Grey’s Anatomy is taking up my time. But I just had a movie that premiered in Newport Beach Film Festival called Tug, which is a romantic comedy with Sam Huntington and Haylie Duff and Zachary Knighton. I’m not sure what’s happening with it.

Tags: , ,
Avatar

Looking forward to seeing what the secret is! April's character was was a bit too insecure at times which made her slightly annoying... But her crush on McDreamy in S6 was also kinda funny (especially since you can see the Mer totally doesn't see her as a threat lol). Anyway, glad to see that Shonda's trying to develop April's character. April was less annoying than Reed anyway!! So I'm not too upset about having more of her in S7. :)

Avatar

Sarah Drew seems like a nice person from the interviews with her so far =) Can't wait to see what April's secret is...let's just hope it's not her being Meredith's third half sister...

Avatar

I'll give April 3 chances, if I don't like her after episode 3, that's it.

Avatar

I think Sarah Drew has a real chance at getting people to like her April character..... Just stay away (romantically) from MerDer and any other major couple and I think she will be fine :)

Avatar

Meh...Just meh. So far I just don't like April...Maybe I'll change my mind when they develop her character a little more. I wonder what her secret is.

Avatar

I hate april, ughhhhh. Avery is good because he's hot ahah. April though, I just don't like her AT ALL.

Avatar

I still don't care for April. SD is cool but April isn't. Can't we focus on the characters we DO love?

Raxxx

Lookin Forward to see what shonda has planned to make this character acceptable to Fans!

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.

Meredith
x Close Ad