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T.R. Knight's 'Anatomy' lesson



The new issue of Entertainment Weekly gets to the question we've all been asking ourselves over and over obsessively: Why did T.R. Knight leave Grey's Anatomy? (Well, some of you were, admit it.)

He tells EW's  Michael Ausiello that when his screen time as George O'Malley dwindled to 48 minutes during the first nine shows of Season 5, he knew he had to leave.(Sandra Oh had 114 during that time by comparison.) But rather than raise the issue of his face time with producer Shonda Rimes, he chose to leave.

"My five-year experience proved to me that I could not trust any answer that was given [about George]," he explains. "And with respect, I'm going to leave it at that."

So what role did that dust-up with Isaiah Washington calling him a f----t play in his decision? He says he was discouraged by the show's producers from coming out as gay after the incident, something that Rimes denies. But Knight says when he realized that is character had "expired" in Season 5, he was ready to go:

"There just comes a time when it’s so clear that moving on is the best decision," he said.

But was it really, T.R.? You had a $14 million contract. You're an actor. Couldn't you, you know, fake it or something?


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Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight at the Ugly Truth premiere in Los Angeles on July 16. (No, it's not a movie about the whole Grey's fiasco.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:47am]


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