Gray’s Anatomy has misplaced yet one more acquainted and beloved face.
On Friday, Kelly McCreary — who has portrayed Maggie Pierce, Meredith Gray’s half-sister and head of the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgical procedure because the finish of Season 10 — is leaving the ABC drama after 9 years.
Her ultimate episode as a sequence common will air April 13, though it does sound as if we’ll see the character down the road sooner or later.
Final month, Ellen Pompeo mentioned goodbye to Gray’s Anatomy as properly.
After 9 seasons, I’m saying goodbye to Maggie Pierce and her Gray Sloan household,” the actress mentioned yesterday.
“It has been an amazing honor to be part of such a legendary tv establishment as Gray’s Anatomy. I’ll all the time be grateful to Shonda Rhimes, Krista Vernoff, and ABC for the chance, and to the unbelievable followers for his or her passionate assist.
“To spend 9 years exploring a personality in and out, whereas reaching a world viewers with impactful tales, is a uncommon present.”
She then concluded as follows:
“It has afforded me a possibility to collaborate with, be taught from, and be impressed by numerous good artists each in entrance of and behind the digicam.
“Taking part in Maggie Pierce has been one of many true joys of my life and I depart with profound gratitude for each step of this journey.
“I’m excited for this subsequent chapter, and what the long run holds.”
It’s unclear in the mean time simply how Maggie will probably be written out.
On the finish of final week’s episode, nevertheless, Maggie tearfully requested Richard how he and Catherine knew that what they have been going by means of “was only a tough patch and it wasn’t one thing extra… malignant.”
One thing clearly appears to be amiss in Maggie’s marriage to Winston.
Deadline, in the meantime, broke this piece of casting information.
Showrunner Krista Vernoff mentioned in an announcement on Friday:
“Kelly McCreary is a author’s dream come true; good, nuanced, considerate, and sort. We are going to deeply miss her and her fantastically crafted Dr. Maggie Pierce.”
And Pompeo chimed in as follows:
“Thanks a lot on your tremendous arduous work and the dear contributions you’ve made to the Gray’s legacy. Trying ahead to your subsequent chapter.”