& # 39; Gray's Anatomy & # 39; Writer says Meredith and Derek would not have dated in #MeToo Era

Krista Vernoff has a long history with Grays anatomy. She worked as principal author and executive producer for his first seven season and then returned to season 14 and has now made his direct debut in season 15. Even though she is one of the women responsible for the show being such a success, she admits that a big story in the past The seasons would be completely different in the # MeToo time.

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"If you look at, for example, Meredith Gray and Derek Shepherd through the Time & # 39; s Up and #MeToo lens, he was her boss, she was a trainee, and she continued to say "No, get away from me" and he kept her dog , and it's probably not a story we'd tell about today, and it's a beautiful reflection of the different times, says Vernoff Los Angeles Times.


Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd and Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Gray on Grays anatomy.

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Moving forward, Vernoff said that she makes a common effort to make sure the relationships are on Grays portray women in a more empowering manner.

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Krista Vernoff participates in the 300's party for ABC Grays anatomy.

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"This season we make a bit of a turn when we begin to build this love triangle that appears with Deluca as a people in that triangle, and he is resident and Meredith is present and we have to deal with it differently than we ever would have before, "she said. "We need to talk about and look at dynamics. It's an ongoing conversation in the author's room. How can we tell that story in a way that feels honest and romantic and sexy, yet proactive and progressive?"

Showrunner also shared that she has opened the floor for women in the author's room to feel comfortable sharing their own personal stories with sexual assault.

"As the whole of Hollywood has been to calculate the changing rules and the changing tides, I've had a personal responsibility to live in it, whatever it means," Vernoff said. "I've had many conversations with my own authoring room about security and want to be a safe place, and if anyone has something they want to talk about, I'm here and I'll help them figure it out. I just feel we all went together to come everywhere for a really long time and now it is done and we say, "Hi, there is a better way." "