Chandra Wilson to Direct an Episode of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Chandra Wilson to Direct an Episode of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Chandra Wilson has just snagged a promotion! After playing Miranda Bailey for five seasons on Grey's Anatomy, the 39-year-old actress will try her hand behind the cameras as she directs an episode of the ABC medical drama.

While another actor was reportedly negotiating to direct an episode of Grey's Anatomy this season, sources confirm that Wilson is a surefire. Wilkinson will be the first cast member to direct an episode of series. It will also mark her first directorial attempt ever.

There's no word yet on the details surrounding Wilkinson's episode since Grey's Anatomy hasn't even started filming. Production for the sixth season will reportedly resume in less than two weeks and it looks like the show has already figured out a way to work around cast member Ellen Pompeo's pregnancy.

According to's Kristin Dos Santos, ABC didn't want Rachel Griffiths, who gave birth to her third child on June 21, to skip any episodes of Brothers & Sisters so production was pushed back a week to accommodate her maternity leave. That being said, the network will likely use the same approach with Grey's Anatomy.  

"Well, if ABC doesn't want a Griffiths-less B&S, you could assume (just assume) that they really wouldn't want a Pompeo-less Grey's Anatomy. Pompeo's due this fall though, so there would be no real way to push back production," Kristin Dos Santos said.

"When E.P. [Ellen Pompeo] gets back from her baby break, shoot a bunch of Meredith Grey scenes in succession, and then have your editors work overtime to slot her scenes into the episodes that were shot/produced before her return, therefore giving the audience the full Meredith Grey experience with no gaps," she added.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: EW,
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