T.R. Knight Walked Off ‘Anatomy’ Set, Says Blogger
According to Hollywood gossip blog Crazy Days and Nights, Seattle Grace Hospital is about to become short-staffed.
The site claimed on Monday morning that T.R. Knight has walked off the set of ABC’s hit medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, which is now in its fifth season.
Later in the afternoon, an update was posted which claimed, “I got a little more information from my source and they say, ‘He hasn’t attended table reads since episode 2. He is pissed and miserable and thinks his story line is stupid. He said goodbye to his hair and makeup people last week. He says he is done and has quit.'”
Knight, 35, has played Dr. George O’Malley on Grey’s Anatomy since it went on the air as a mid-season replacement for Boston Legal in March 2005. He currently lives with his 20-year-old boyfriend Mark Cornelson in Los Angeles.
Infamously, fellow initial cast member Isaiah Washington was fired from the series last year over a scandal involving homophobic remarks Washington is said to have made about Knight to another actor.
The Crazy Days and Nights source adds, “ABC has not released him. Shondra Rhimes, the producer, called him and he told her he had nothing to say. He has packed his dressing room.”
The site itself is run by “Ent Lawyer,” who purports to represent “both celebs and pseudo-celebs.”
Thus far, no official news of Knight leaving Grey’s Anatomy has surfaced.
Calls have been left for comment with ABC.
On Monday afternoon, Us online claimed that an unnamed Grey’s Anatomy rep has denied that T. R. Knight is displaying disgruntled behavior regarding his Dr. George O’Malley character.
“T.R. has never walked off set in the middle of filming. He attended the table read today and will be shooting this week, like any other week of production,” read the purported statement.
T.R. watchers and fans of the backstage drama at Grey’s may remember that the Isaiah Washington controversy was widely denied last year by official spokespersons.