‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Camilla Luddington Reveals the Hardest Thing She Had to Do For The Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Grey’s Anatomy followers are eagerly awaiting the following season premiere. After seeing Dr. Jo Karev, performed by Camilla Luddington, get ditched by her husband and longtime love Dr. Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) for former flame Izzie Stevens in season 16, viewers are hoping some success comes Jo’s means.

Playing the position since 2012, Luddington has discovered loads about medical jargon and procedures through the years and described one occasion she needed to witness when she began on the present.

Camilla Luddington of 'Grey's Anatomy'
Camilla Luddington of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Kelsey McNeal/ABC by way of Getty Images

A facet impact of engaged on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

After eight seasons on the medical drama, Luddington has heard greater than her share of speak on ailments, accidents, traumas, and psychological situations. Being subjected to the health-related subject material every day apparently has a lingering aftermath.

“I feel like a complete hypochondriac!” Luddington informed the Chicago Tribune in April 2019. “I really feel like one thing’s most likely fallacious on a regular basis. I didn’t notice what number of alternative ways there are to virtually dieso I do really feel like I’m consistently residing in a attainable season finale of my very own life.”

Awaiting the beginning of her second baby with husband Matthew Alan, the Grey’s star revealed that a lot of her co-stars take care of the identical fears which appear to extend throughout being pregnant.

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“A lot of us (on the show) feel that way, especially when we get pregnant,” she shared. “There are so many storylines about what can happen during pregnancy or during birth — so I think we’re all a little more heightened in our anxiety. We know the possibilities.”

Camilla Luddington preps to be a princess

Before donning her scrubs on Grey’s, Luddington landed the meaty position of Kate Middleton within the 2011 Lifetime film William & Kate. In a 2018 interview on Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda, the British-born actress revealed that she needed to go to “Princess School” to arrange for the half. One ability she picked up was how one can do a correct curtsy.

Her sit-down on Today was across the time of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal wedding ceremony, so the co-hosts requested Luddington for some suggestions. Providing a mini tutorial on the right curtsy, the Grey’s star gave step-by-step directions together with a dwell demo.

“You have to keep your back really straight and then you cross your leg and then you get down as low as you can,” she informed the Today stars. “It’s kind of hard. It’s a bit of a leg work out too.”

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star performs physician for a day

With the medical drama constantly coping with graphic surgical procedures and procedures, the British native was requested in a Build interview to call the toughest factor she’s needed to do on the present contemplating the subject material. Apparently, Luddington needed to partake in a unique sort of prep for her position on Grey’s.

“When I began Grey’s, they mentioned ‘We think it’s a extremely good thought so that you can go and watch an actual surgical procedure,’” Luddington shared in 2016. “I thought that like, someone’s bunion was going to get removed and I’d see it. I thought it would be very minor.”

The actress quickly discovered that what she would witness wouldn’t fall below the “minor” class. “I got sent to an open bypass heart surgery,” Luddington revealed. “I also thought… clearly I’d be in the gallery, but realized when they basically started to scrub me in that that wasn’t happening.”

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The prime time drama star went on to provide vivid particulars of the most important surgical procedure and confessed she undoubtedly wouldn’t be pursuing a medical profession anytime quickly.

“I stood by the guy’s head and I was leaning in and I could see his chest… I would be a terrible doctor because I hate blood,” Luddington defined. “They cut through your chest and they burn through layers of fat and they crack open your ribs… it’s so intense. … That was a five-hour surgery. That’s probably the hardest thing I had to do for the show, was witness that.”

No surprise why scenes on Grey’s are so practical!

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