Soon, Lost won't be the only ABC show to go back in time. Grey's Anatomy has recently tapped the services of two actors to play the younger versions of characters Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) and Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) for a flashback-laden episode on February 18.
J. August Richards of Angel fame and Sarah Paulson of the now-canceled Cupid are set to play the Chief and Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) mother from 20 years ago (circa 1982) on the episode called "Time Warp" which will shed light on the beginnings of the affair between the two.
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If physical resemblance is the be all and end all of this casting, then it's definitely made of win. Uncanny resemblance, to say the least.
In other Grey's
flashback news, and in what promises to be a real treat, we'll also get to see Bailey (Chandra Wilson) in her pre-Nazi days, and Callie (Sara Ramirez) shortly before she was hired by Seattle Grace.
Richards, 36, though most famous for playing vampire hunter Charles Gunn on the WB cult hit, is also on TNT legal drama Raising the Bar
. Paulson, 34, on the other hand, was also on a WB series, Jack and Jill
in 1999. She co-starred on NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
, which bagged her a Golden Globe nom.
Source: Entertainment Weekly(Image courtesy of EW)