What I didn't realize was that that hadn't really been done before on network television. Sitemap | Diane then went to Meredith's house where she folded laundry, made lasagna, and put the kids to bed. Margaret Pierce, M.D. She had a tear in her esophagus, which Richard repaired with difficulty. Then the woman who played all the moms had to go to the hospital and we didn't have understudies. 0 See more On the Set of 'Grey's Anatomy's' 200th Episode. ("Be Still, My Soul"), After her death, Jackson saw her loaded file that showed her medical history before she came to see him. Knowing Kelly as I do, to go back and see her standing there in scrubs, is amazing to me because there [Ellis' other daughter] is, fully formed. I've played a lot of very dysfunctional moms, starting with Grey's Anatomy (laughs). And John Gallagher (Newsroom)! I said to the producers if Christine Estabrook, who is playing all the moms, ever wants to take some time off for a few weeks, I'd love to come in for her. 8:00am PT All rights reserved. It was a harrowing experience because the show moved so fast. She wanted to have the surgery and then tell Maggie, but Jackson said he wouldn't go forward with the surgery until she'd told Maggie. When Maggie came home and confronted her mom about her behavior, Diane decided not to tell her and instead just said she'd leave and when Maggie was ready to have her in her life, she could let Diane know. Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet. Vera was great; this was before things were really happening for her. Well, that happened! I sometimes drive down Sunset Boulevard and I literally go, "Child. When I've gone back to Grey's, it's been either as a flashback or for the alternate reality episode, which was really intense because I couldn't draw on anything that was real because I had played her for so long as being afflicted by Alzheimer's. And you've played Gwyneth Paltrow's mother — twice! Unlike Mer’s mom, Mrs. Grey 2.0 had a very gentle demeanor, and really seemed to care about Meredith’s emotional well-being as well as foraging a relationship with her new family. Siblings Professional Information She had to have fluid aspirated from her back, but she eventually started to feel a little better. That was with Frank Langella in 1980. Status Despite this and Richard advising Diane that it wasn't a good idea, Maggie pushed forward and Diane supported her, believing Maggie wouldn't do anything to hurt her. So who plays Maggie's dad on Grey's Anatomy? She made plans to have dinner with Richard, but cancelled those plans when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The character was created by series producer Shonda Rhimes and is portrayed by actress Kelly McCreary from the tenth season's penultimate episode onwards. Terms of Use | She was born in a two-room shack with an outhouse. Mostly I burst out laughing when I heard I was going back to Grey's. Jonathan I was with at the Emmys this year and I'm so proud of him. However, she had a long-term affair with the man who fixed their car. This time, her half-sister's name is Maggie, who will be played by actress Kelly McCreary. She states that she graduated early from Deceased I had the world's greatest mother and was very lucky to have had her. Once on the treatment, Diane had multiple side effects. When Diane noticed a rash, she went to a local doctor and started treatment, but it didn't look good. He's such a cutie. Diane started an affair of 11 years with the man who serviced their car. In Fox's short-lived comedy Monty (1994). 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