Since launch Gray's anatomy in 2005, Meredith Gray and Derek Shepherd became relationship targets for fans around the world even after Dr. McDreamy's death.
However, despite their incontestable chemistry, their romantic story probably did not exist today.
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"If you look, for example, at Meredith Gray [Ellen Pompeo] and Derek Shepherd [Patrick Dempsey] through Time's Up's lenses and #MeToo, she was her boss, she was internal, and she continued to say, "No, leave me," and he continued to follow her, and it's probably not a story I'd say on the show today and is a beautiful reflection of the changing times, "said Krista Vernoff, Los Angeles Times in a recent interview.
Desiring the show, created by Shonda Rhimes, to reflect the changing times, Vernoff says they have taken another approach to season 15, focusing especially on Meredith's relationship with resident Andrew DeLuca [Giacomo Gianniotti].
"This season we are making a small reversal as we begin to build this love triangle that is based on DeLuca as a people in that triangle and is a resident and Meredith is a participant and we have to solve it differently than I have be ahead, "Vernoff told the newspaper.
"We have to talk and look at the dynamics of power, it's a continuous conversation in the writer's room. How to say that story in a way that feels honest and romantic and sexy, yet proactive and progressive?
While the show might have fought when male and female relationships at work, it has helped shape the lives of many viewers and actors.
During an appearance on Exhibition Ellen DeGeneres In October, Pompeo, 48, told Ellen DeGeneres about a teenage actor in the show that revealed how he helped the series get out with his parents.
"He was a teenager in the show, he was a homosexual and played a gay character in the show. After filming the whole episode, he said," All my life I saw the show with my parents and I used the show to tell my parents that I am homosexual, "said Pompeo.
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"To show my parents: It's okay that I'm no different and there's nothing wrong with me. Gray really helped my parents understand what a gay son is and that is not necessarily a bad thing. "
Reflecting on the interaction caused by Pompeo to become emotional. "I have to do it, man, because we reach lives and make a difference," Pompeo added.
Gray's anatomy Season 15 premiered on September 27.