June 14, 2007 01:56:27 GMT
Isaiah Washington has broken his silence regarding his firing from "Grey's Anatomy," opens it up to Entertainment Weekly.
For the first time ever Isaiah Washington breaks his silence after "Grey's Anatomy" firing, spills the bean to Entertainment Weekly's Website in a revealing interview.
Being asked on how he feels concerning his firing from the hit TV series, the actor said, "I don't know if it's a question of ''fair.'' I'm saddened by the outcome. I did everything that the producers and the network asked me to do. I came back under great duress and stress, and thought I was doing the job I was hired to do. I thought that was going to speak for my future at Grey's, but apparently that wasn't the same vision that the network and studio had for me."
Detailing on the firing, Isaiah recalled that "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes called him Thursday June 7th, telling him his contract would not be renewed. Asked if he and co-star T. R. Knight are on good terms, he replied, "I don't know. You have to ask T.R. that."
Revealing further that he'll miss working with the team, he went on saying, "I can only apologize so many times. I can only accept so much responsibility. All the players involved have taken care of what we needed to take care of in-house, and the media took it in a different direction." Read the interview here.
Isaiah, played the role of Preston Burke in the popular Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American primetime television medical drama, received a lot of bad press last fall after he reportedly called fellow actor T.R. Knight a ''faggot''. He repeated the slur at the Golden Globes in January before then sought counseling, met with gay community leaders and issued a public apology.
Meanwhile, Isaiah is now working on an indie film called "The Least of These."