“Grey’s Anatomy” star Jerrika Hinton brought Polaroid into the set without the permission of Ellen Pompeo. The new book says that’s why she suddenly left the show.


Ellen Pompeo and Jerrika Hinton

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  • Former make-up artist in the hit ABC series said Ellen Pompeo may have kicked Jerrika Hinton out of the show.

  • “She … didn’t fully understand Ellen’s power,” Norman Levitt said of Hinton.

  • However, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2017, Hinton called for the show to remain as a “own” choice.

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A new book on “Grey’s Anatomy” states that the difficult relationship between actress Jerrika Hinton and star Ellen Pompeo “hastened her departure from the show.”

“How to Save Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy” “The rumors continued,” he said in detail, even after Hinton’s sudden departure in 2017.Rumors swirling on the set claimed she was asked to leave the show Not seeking permission from Ellen Pompeo Take a picture of Polaroid as a set.

Hinton played Dr. Stephanie Edwards in “Grey’s Anatomy” from 2012 to 2017. A surgical intern at a fictitious hospital in Seattle, Washington, home of the show, her character left the hospital and traveled after being burned in an explosion. ..

“Jerica was always laughing, but she may have been a little naive,” said Norman Levitt, head of makeup at Glaze until 2018, in “How to Save Your Life.” ..

“She wasn’t around so much, so maybe she didn’t fully understand Ellen’s power,” he added. “She went and said,’Is it okay to drink these Polaroids?’ Ellen probably went,” OK. ” But if you do it without her, you will prepare yourself for a disaster. “

“Trigger Happy” Jerrika Hinton and Ellen Pompeo. General entertainment content via Richard Cartwright / Disney Getty Images Via Getty Images

Representatives of Pompeo, Hinton, and Leavitt did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Hinton didn’t talk to the author of Entertainment Weekly editor Lynette Rice, but the actress made the ABC medical drama “own” at the exit of 2017 for a book that tells everything new. Called a decision to Interview with Entertainment Weekly..

The actress added that her choice was “supported by her boss in a very deep way that I could never communicate with,” probably referring to the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes.

In an interview with Hinton’s exit, Rhymes said, “The evolution of actors is different, and when an actor like Jerika comes to me and she says she wants to try something new creatively, I want to respect it.” Said.

“It’s sad to see Stephanie leaving the Grace Lawn Memorial, but I’m looking forward to seeing Jerika’s next,” she said.

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