Chyler Leigh: the newest shade of “Grey’s”

The new doc at Seattle Grace
has already turned McDreamy’s head.

We met Lexie at the end of
Grey’s Anatomy
last season, although we didn’t know much more than
the fact that she and Derek flirted at the bar. Then, in a callback
to Grey’s first episode, she showed up as one of the new interns.
This season, we learned that she’s Lexie Grey, Meredith’s half-sister.
And the actress who plays her, Chyler Leigh, is quite the hottie.

I first noticed Leigh on the
short-lived series Reunion, but she’s been acting since age
14. When she was cast for Grey’s, she had to scramble to catch
up
on the show.

"I don’t watch a tremendous
amount of TV. I’d seen a few episodes here and there. So we rented the
second season and we watched every episode in 2 1/2 days."

What is it with actors who
don’t watch television?

Leigh’s addition to the cast
is just one of several changes Grey’s creator Shonda Rimes
is making in order to bring life back to the series after what many
fans — including me — considered a lackluster third season. Lauren
Stamile
, who played Kate Jackson in the "behind the
scenes" TV movie about Charlie’s Angels

(I may have been the only person watching), will join the cast later
this season in a recurring role. Edward Herrmann also will appear
in a few episodes as Norman, the world’s oldest intern.

For Leigh, the question most
often asked is who Lexie will hook up with, McDreamy or McSteamy? Leigh
says that when she does get involved with someone, it’s not the one
everyone expects. I know who’s at the top of my list.

What do you think of the new season of Grey’s

so far? Is Lexie a good addition to the mix? What’s your
prediction for what’s next on the show? Or have you quit watching?

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