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

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

, 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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