After the death of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) in season 11, Meredith Gray tentatively dip her toes back into the dating pool, briefly collaborating with Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson) and Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and others. Her relationship with Dr. Nick Marsh, beginning in Season 18, marks her most significant partnership since McDreamy. For Scott Speedman, this role can be intimidating, especially for die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fans.
“Viewers…[are] very protective of this character and everyone she’s connected to,” Speedman said in an interview. Tastefully, tastefully, stylishly. “I don’t think I’ve ever done anything with that much fandom. Or maybe over the years I just haven’t been on a show where there was that kind of connection between the show and their fans and how rabid they were on social media. media and all. So it was interesting and fun.”
Ellen Pompeo, who has played Meredith since 2005, is sure to be more attentive to the whims and theories of her fans. In 2021, she launched the Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo podcast to open channels of communication with Grey’s Anatomy viewers. “I want the show to be a place to listen, learn and grow,” Pompeo wrote in a press release (via Harpers Bazaar). “I hope to introduce and highlight people from different walks of life and industries and create space for thoughtful conversation.” It’s possible that Speedman will be on the podcast before Grey’s Anatomy season 19 premieres on October 6.