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Melissa George heading to Grey’s Anatomy

Australian Melissa George is in final negotiations to join the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as an intern says EW’s Michael Ausiello.

Minor spoilers.

The former Home and Away actress reportedly so impressed writer Shonda Rhimes with her performance on In Treatment (which airs here this Monday night on the Showcase channel) that initial plans for her to appear in a guest role could be extended for a multi-episode arc.

According to Ausiello, George is being groomed as a potential bisexual love interest for one of Grey’s other two burgeoning bisexuals, Callie (Sara Ramirez) or Erica (Brooke Smith). George also had a same sex kiss on the film Mulholland Drive.

Grey’s Anatomy will also see The L Word’s Janina Gavankar and up-and-comer Brandon Scott checking in as new interns, along with Battlestar Galactica’s Mary McDonnell playing a doctor for a multi-episode arc.

Source - TV Tonight

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Melissa George tipped to be new Grey's intern

Sunday Herald Sun

September 28 2008

FORMER Home and Away starlet Melissa George is poised to hit the big time in Hollywood.

George is strongly tipped to be joining the top-rating medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

George, who was recently in Australia filming the feature thriller Triangle on the Gold Coast, is rumoured to be in final negotiations to join the show.

If the deal is signed, sealed and delivered, George is expected to play an intern who is a potential love interest for one of the show's established female characters.

It won't be the first time George has had a female love interest in her acting career.

The actor, who is married to Claudio Dabed, played a nanny with a girlfriend on the hugely popular series Friends several years ago.

Landing a regular role in Grey's would be a major step forward in George's career.

While she is constantly busy, a major role on a hit drama series has escaped her since she was part of the Alias ensemble several years ago.

She has had guest roles on shows including Monk and Charmed and appeared in films such as 30 Days of Night, The Amityville Horror and Derailed.

George was one of the international guests at the Melbourne Cup last year, where she impressed racegoers with her down-to-earth charm and daring fashion sense.

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Isn't is this more of a step backwards for her. I know Movie actors doing TV is the latest big thing in Hollywood but they're usually established actors.

Well it's better to be a big fish in a small pond, as they say. Surely a decent role in a hit tv show is better than bit parts in films? If she does a good job it could well open more doors for her in the movie industry.

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Isn't is this more of a step backwards for her. I know Movie actors doing TV is the latest big thing in Hollywood but they're usually established actors.

I don't think it's a step backward, a lot of actors in Hollywood alternate between tv and movies, and if anything a successful tv show can be the launch pad for a big movie career, because tv shows get actors a lot of recognition. Just look at Katherine Heigl, she worked in both movies and tv before Grey's Anatomy, but it was Grey's that made her a household name and launched her career as a leading lady in movies. Nobody knew her before that except Roswell fans. Same for Hayden Panettierre(hope I spelled that right!), Heroes made her famous, even though she appeared in movies before it. Not to mention George Clooney, and Jennifer Aniston, probably the two biggest tv stars to become movie stars after they left the shows that made them famous.

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