“The characters of Arizona and April are permanently woven into the fabric of Grey’s Anatomy thanks to the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew. As writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses.”
Two Lead Actors Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ After Season 14
Two longtime lead actors are leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ after season 14! The decision was reportedly made by the show’s producers.
By WKBW on March 8, 2018
Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew are leaving Grey’s Anatomy after season 14.
Jessica played Dr. Arizona Robbins for 10 seasons, and Sarah played Dr. April Kepner for nine seasons. According to Deadline, the decision came from the show’s producers. Krista Vernoff, a co-showrunner and executive producer on the show, said:
“It’s always hard for me to say goodbye to any of my characters. Both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner are not only beloved but iconic—both the LBGTQ and devout Christian communities are underrepresented on TV. I will be forever grateful to both Jessica and Sarah for bringing these characters to life with such vibrant performance and for inspiring women around the globe. They will always be a part of our Shondaland family.”
Sarah and Jessica both took to Twitter to address their show exits. See what they wrote below.
— Sarah Drew (@sarahdrew) March 8, 2018
— Jessica Capshaw (@JessicaCapshaw) March 8, 2018