On Larry King Live, Isaiah Washington blamed costar Patrick Dempsey’s repeated lateness on the Grey’s Anatomy set for setting off the ruckus that got Washington in big trouble. Breitbart’s got the video.)
Because as we all know, nothing sets a guy off like tardiness. Anyway, crew is waiting to shoot, Dempsey’s late, finally shows up and then holds up the shot because he wants Ellen Pompeo to be on the set, even though she’s off-camera, when he says his line. And Washington, who should have known better, says:
We’ve been standing here waiting on you here for 20 minutes.
He says, so he says, “Well, whatever. Whatever.” He blows me off, which was fine. And I said OK. This coverage is on us and time is ticking away. And we’re waiting on Ellen for off-camera.
And I said, “Well, why are we waiting on Ellen? I don’t need to wait on Ellen. We just have one line that he’ll say to you and then you can go on your way.”
Then he says, “Well, I need Ellen.”
And I said, “Well, I don’t need Ellen. I can act.”
And that’s when the fun started.