The Anatomy of Martin Henderson, the New Addition to “Grey’s Anatomy”


DA MAN: Are there any big changes that we can still expect from season 12? Especially with the departure of several regulars and, now, the addition of some new faces.
Martin Henderson: As with all of Shonda’s shows, there are sure to be big shocks, surprises and upsets as the season rolls toward the finale. Certainly romances are kindled, broken and tested and careers are also in question. I wouldn’t rob the audience of the thrill of watching it all unfold onscreen by giving away details but it certainly gets complicated in the corridors of Grey-Sloan [memorial hospital].




“I do feel a lot more turned on creatively when I get to do roles that are a little nutty”




DA MAN: By the way, can you also tell us how you were selected for the main cast of season 12?
Martin Henderson: I had worked with Shonda Rhimes twice before on a pilot and a show called “Off the Map.” So, when she asked me to sit down with her and talk, I was very excited to know what it was she wanted to discuss, and she then offered me the role in the meeting. It was a huge compliment to be given such a big opportunity and I was touched by her loyalty and confidence in me as an actor.

DA MAN: On a related note, when you joined the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy,” you walked into an already well-established group. How did you find working with this group for the first time?
Martin Henderson: I was actually pretty nervous on my first day. It felt like being the new kid at school, and I didn’t really know what to expect. Thankfully, the entire cast and crew of the show were extremely welcoming and made an effort to make me feel a part of their family.

DA MAN: Back to the show itself, a critic once remarked about “Grey’s Anatomy” that “At its worst, it’s been at least fascinating to watch.” What do you think is it that makes this show so popular and so likeable?
Martin Henderson: Personally, I think it has to do with how the show seems to incorporate so many elements into, what is at its core, a medical drama while also being funny, sad, cute, socially relevant, topical and, of course, with a constant dose of romantic and sexual intrigue. I like how it’s deep and meaningful with genuine insights into what it is to be a human with all its contradictions and confusion while still being light and fun. I guess it’s truly a well-balanced show.

DA MAN: Will you be on the show for the long run, or are you going for a “wait and see” approach for the time being?
Martin Henderson: I’m having such a good time on the show; so, for as long as it continues to be fun, I’d be very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it and to keep entertaining everyone who loves it.


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Outfit by Club Monaco


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