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Chandra Wilson Talks About How Much Longer She'll Stay on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Chandra Wilson Talks About How Much Longer She'll Stay on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Chandra Wilson is opening up about the current season of Grey’s Anatomy and her thoughts on her future with the show.

The five-time Emmy-nominated actress plays Miranda Bailey on the beloved ABC series and she chatted with Variety about the season 17 storyline focusing on COVID-19, as well as all of the guest stars returning to the show.

Here’s what she shared:

On how much longer she wants to stay on Grey’s Anatomy: “That is the million dollar question. I always say until the wheels come off, I’ll be there [laughing]. I think there have been so many versions of when the show would end and how the show will end that there isn’t a version at this point. I keep showing up when they call me and tell me that we’re doing another one! I would love to see the end of her — I would love to see the completion of that arc, not only as a character. But with the show, but everything is dictated by story, as always — but what a great story to be able to tell that I was a starter and a finisher, that’s a very cool story.”

Click inside for a lot more from the interview…

On whether or not Meredith will survive COVID-19: “I’m not being evasive, but only because of how fluid the season is, I think we thought we were going some place, but now we’re going a different place, and I’m not sure where that place is. That one is up in the air because I honestly don’t know — and even if I did, I wouldn’t tell you [laughing].”

On Patrick Dempsey’s return: “Wasn’t that fun? It was so fun. It’s just so nice to welcome people home to ‘Grey’s,’ and with familiar faces and the familiar crew, it just makes it real easy because we all worked together for so long.”

On whether or not she kept in touch with Patrick Dempsey and T.R. Knight since they left the show: “Oh, sure! Especially, during this pandemic, I was trying to reach out to everybody to make sure that people were doing okay.”

On what was it like to keep Patrick Dempsey’s and T.R. Knight’s returns under wraps to avoid spoilers: “I just know when I was on the beach with T.R., there were a few people around that seemed like they were coming to see what show was shooting, and maybe have taken out a phone, and we had people on phone watch, just to make sure that nobody was going to be able to get the scoop. And I’m sure it was the same thing when Patrick was on the beach.”

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