Remember that controversial musical episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy that aired last spring? Honestly, how could you forget about it? Well, that memorable hour is the focus of some of the extras on the upcoming DVD release of the show’s recent seventh season.
EW has an exclusive first look at the extra in which creator Shonda Rhimes and exec producer Betsy Beers reveal star Sara Ramirez, who won a Tony for her singing chops in the Broadway musical Spamalot, helped them fully crystallize the idea for the episode. Says Rhimes of Ramirez: “She said, ‘Why don’t we sing the songs that Grey’s has made famous?‘ “
Adds Ramirez, who plays Dr. Callie Torres, on her contribution: “It was really exciting, the prospect of kind of taking the songs that the fans love, taking the songs that the fans so deeply connect with Grey’s Anatomy and the characters and the scenes in which they were used, and then being interpreted by characters. I just thought that would be really, really neat.” Stars Kevin McKidd (Dr. Owen Hunt) and Chyler Leigh (Dr. Lexie Grey) – who also sang during the episode – chime in with their thoughts, too.
In anticipation of the Sept. 13 release of Grey’s Anatomy: Season 7 on DVD, watch the exclusive, behind-the-scenes video from the extras here first:
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