When I got invited to LA for the Muppets Most Wanted/Captain America: The Winter Soldier event last month, I was thrilled to see ABC TV screenings and set visits on the itinerary. I shared the visit to the set of The Middle, and this time around we got to visit Grey’s Anatomy.
Welcomed by the beautiful Jessica Capshaw (Dr. Arizona Robbins), she shared with us a little about the breezeway, where we were standing and how it’s used for most outside shots. And then she walked us through Meredith and Derek’s dream house. I got some great photos!
Every detail to the photos and refrigerator pictures, it was easy to feel like you were in Meredith and Derek’s dream house. Even the post-it wedding note over their bed.
In case you missed that episode – here’s a clip from the scene that makes this post-it so important!
After the fun on the set, we were taken into a large room where we were introduced to Props Master Angela Whiting (@GreysProps) and Costume Designer Mimi Melgaard (@MimiMelgaard). Angela had us playing with a silicone heart and then some intestines. She also shared with us some of the old props of cast members that are no longer there. She explained that one of the reasons they keep everything is because they do flashbacks – so that alone calls for ID and photos and such that they keep.
Costume Designer Mimi Melgaard doesn’t have it as easy as you’d think, with most of the show being in a hospital setting and everyone in scrubs. But actually she stays very busy. These gowns are examples of fun events where she gets to dress the cast.
We were put into smaller groups where we were able to talk with Jessica, Sarah Drew (Dr. April Kepner) along with Angela and Mimi for about 10 minutes at a time. It gave us great one on one time to get to know more about their role in front of and behind the camera. Jessica shared what it was like to be a mom in the business and that her kids are young. She told us a funny story about her son telling her school nurse she was a surgeon. When she picked him up, the nurse laughed and said, “your son said you were a surgeon…I see”.
We were all surprised when Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) and Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson) stopped by to say hello.
One more set photo. My shot.
Their shot in the same spot!
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC
*I was invited by ABC to share Grey’s Anatomy with my readers. As it’s easy to see by my post, I truly had a great time, and as always, my opinions are my own.
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This is just SO COOL! I love the show and would be blown away to see the set and actors. What an experience!!!
Wow, how lucky are you!? I think it is so cool that you got to visit the actual set! I am surprised everything is so perfect in their apartment!
I do not watch this show but I heard it’s really good. What a great experience to be able to be on the set!
Wow! That is really cool – sounds like so much fun!
I’ve heard great things about the show. It sounds like an amazing experience!
Oh my goodness, what a great opportunity and it sounds like y’all had an awesome time. I can’t imagine actually being on set! Very cool
I can only imagine how much fun it was to visit the set. I used to watch Grey’s Anatomy all the time, but had to stop as there wasn’t time for ‘my’ shows with all the ones the boys and hubby want to watch.
I have heard a lot about this show. Haven’t caught it yet. Maybe the first season is on Netflix?
I didn’t even know that Jessica had a child! This would have been one amazing tour, I’m completely green with jealousy!!
Ah! This is so awesome! What a fabulous opportunity!
that’s pretty cool to see behind the scenes of a popular tv show!
That looks like so much fun. I have watched GA since it started – can’t believe it’s in the 10th season already! So much has happened. Those fake intestines…yuck!!!
Oh, I am so jealous!! I have watched Grey’s from the beginning (several times through actually). It’s my all time favorite show. What an amazing experience!
I have never seen Greys Anatomy but it looks like you had a blast! What a neat experience!
Ahhh this is so incredible! I love Grey’s Anatomy! I can only imagine how awesome this was! Love that you share all this cool stuff with us that we normally wouldn’t get to see! XOXO
That is so awesome; and I don’t even watch Greys anatomy! But I am loving the visit to their set! So cool to see how it is all set up!
Awwww, this looks like so much fun! You are the envy of many, especially Greys fans!
I have to start watching the show again. After the musical show, I was disenchanted, but I may give it another try because I LOVED it before.
What fun! That must have been such an exciting experience!
Man that would have been SO fun! I love Grey’s!!! What a chance in a lifetime!
Oh I am so jealous! What an amazing opportunity! I love Grey’s Anatomy! I am an RN too 🙂
Eek, love the dream house! I’m obsessed with Greys.
How fun that must have been! I love all the Grey’s Anatomy prop photos – they look so real!!
I remember watching Greys awhile ago and I kept up with it fairly regularly until I just stopped. I don’t know why I stopped but I’ll definitely say it’s a great show! How AWESOME it is that you got to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity 🙂
Thanks so much for letting us live vicariously through you!
I haven’t watched Grey’s forever but seeing this made me want to go back and watch. Lucky girl, looked fun!
How fun! What an in-depth behind the scenes look.
I never watched Grey’s anatomy but it seems like such an amazing experience.