Contrary to rumors going around that Grey’s Anatomy star TR Knight stormed off the set of the show and quit in a huff, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that no such thing has ever happened. That being said, EW further reports that TR is lookin’ to leave the show as soon as he can and is working quietly (or was trying to) with producers to figure out his exit strategy. It looks like his doctor days are numbered. Here is a pic of TR leaving the Hollywood premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (which took place in Westwood, CA) with his cutie boyfriend Mark Cornelson last night:
The revolving door at Grey’s Anatomy has taken another shocking spin. Multiple sources confirm that T.R. Knight has asked to be released from his contract, a request that both ABC and Grey’s show-runner Shonda Rhimes appear poised to grant. “They’re working out the details now,” whispers an ABC insider. (A network rep was unavailable for comment.) There’s no word on when Knight would make his final appearance, but, contrary to a report on the gossip blog crazydaysandnights.com, he has not walked off the show. “He’s still working,” maintains my Grey’s mole. Rumors of Knight’s unhappiness at Grey’s date back to the early days of Isaiahgate. Per an insider, the actor was disappointed that it took Rhimes so long to publicly condemn Washington’s use of the F-word, even as his co-stars (Katherine Heigl, Patrick Dempsey, etc.) rallied to his defense. (The incident led Knight to come out as a gay man.) The boss lady eventually released a statement denouncing Washington’s behavior, but word is, it was too little, too late. Nonetheless, my Grey’s source insists Knight does not want out of his contract for that reason, adding, “He just feels it’s time to move on.” A spokesperson for Knight declined to comment for this story.
I don’t watch the show but I understand that TR‘s character on Grey’s isn’t really doing much on the show these days so it sounds like the perfect time to ease him off the show. Perhaps they don’t have to kill off this character, leaving the option open for him to return at some point. I love TR and I want to see him happy. If he isn’t being fulfilled on the show then he should be allowed to … it remains to be seen if Grey’s producers are willing to let him go. I suppose we’ll hear sooner or later if an amicable split can be reached between the parties. In the meantime, TR can take comfort in the fact that he’s still knockin’ boots with the young Mr. Cornelson.