It seems like Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has found herself in some hot water following a quarrel with Hollywood legend, Denzel Washington.
Pompeo shared the details of the dispute during a recent episode of the actress’ Tell Me podcast, September 29. During the podcast, Pompeo spoke with her co-star, Patrick Dempsy. Whilst the pair reminisced on the hit medical drama, Dempsey bought up the subject of Washington. He highlighted how Washington was bought in to direct an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and proceeded to ask Pompeo how that experience had been for her.
Pompeo began by praising Washington before continuing to speak on her experience under his directorial command. She stated that despite his lack of experience in directing TV, he had been amazing.
She recounted the plotline of the episode before moving on to relay the awkward anecdote of their feud. Pompeo began by stating, “He went nuts on me,” before branding the memory a “good Denzel story.”
She continued explaining, “As an actor, you’ve got to be tough right? We’re talking about these circumstances, these hours, these environments that you’re in. You have to have a thick skin to deal with Hollywood in a number of different ways.”
Pompeo then followed on by describing the scene which Washington and herself had argued over. She stated that her character, Meredith Grey, was supposed to go in and listen to the person who had beaten her up. She stated that her character had been “hesitant and reluctant” to take the time to listen to the apology, due to her broken jaw.
Pompeo continued by sharing how she had improvised a line during the other character’s apology, to which Washington hadn’t responded well at all.
Pompeo stated, “Denzel went ham on my a**. He was like, ‘I’m the director! Don’t you tell him what to do!’”
To which she had replied with “Listen, motherf******, this is my show! This is my set! Who are you telling — You barely even know where the bathroom is!”
Pompeo rounds off by stating that despite her being furious following the situation, the pair have since resolved the dispute as she stated that they were “fine.”
However, fans don’t seem to be “fine” with her following the comments. In the wake of the podcast, many took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the situation and the way that Pompeo had handled it.
For example, one stated, “Swearing at Denzel for doing the job the show hired him to do at DENZEL WASHINGTON?? if she’s acting like this w him how’s she treating small-time ppl she works with nah shonda really gave this woman a show she’s been riding for two decades for her to act like this?”
Despite some believing that she had been lying about the situation, others branded her a “spoiled diva.” Numerous people slammed the actress claiming that she had acted disrespectfully towards the acting legend.