Starting last month, it’s been all Grey’s Anatomy, all the time, due to the fact that season 14 is officially underway (not that we’re complaining!). Now, we’ve discovered that one of our favorite Grey’s actors will not only be on screen this season, but also will be stepping behind the camera.
On Monday (July 31), after spending a few days exploring the beauty that Seattle has to offer and throwing the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game with his fellow co-stars — Kevin McKidd turned his focus to his latest Grey’s role: directing an episode!
“Back at it 😉 @greysabc #directorprep,” McKidd, who plays Dr. Owen Hunt on the ABC drama captioned a fun selfie of himself, his script, and a BIG cup of coffee.
The Scottish actor has been a part of Grey’s Anatomy since 2008, when he first won over fans as Cristina Yang’s love interest, and since then he’s become a fan favorite. In addition to filling out the cast — which includes Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Jesse Williams and more — McKidd has been contributing to Grey’s from behind the scenes since 2011.
Beginning in season 7 of the medical drama, McKidd has directed 16 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, and now he is ready to bump that number up to 17 with another directing gig come season 14.
We might not know which episode McKidd is directing yet, but based on showrunner Krista Vernoff’s tweet last week, it’s not episode one, since that story is already wrapped and ready to go.
No matter what episode McKidd is working on, he looks serious in this Instagram post, which we think means he’s ready to deliver yet another amazing episode. Plus, he even has a pencil out to take notes with, so you know he means business!
Grey’s Anatomy returns for season 14 with a two-hour premiere on September 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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