“Grey’s Anatomy” celebrates Valentine’s Day this week on the ABC drama and Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey, said her character is continuing to heat things up with Jason George’s Dr. Ben Warren.
“Bailey — she is constantly trying to work it out, she’s trying a new thing,” Chandra told Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday of an upcoming scene this week where Bailey attempts to – in not-quite-her-usual-fashion — put the moves on Dr. Warren.
But don’t expect things to be totally smooth sailing for Miranda and Ben.
“She’s trying to leave herself open and a little bit more available, but she’s Bailey and she works and that’s gonna get in the way a little bit,” Chandra said.
In related “Grey’s Anatomy” news, former star Katherine Heigl has made no secret of her wish to come back to the show in some small way, to potentially wrap up the Izzie Stevens storyline (she’s still married to Alex Karev), but Chandra had no idea if that will end up happening.
“We have no control over that,” Chandra explained. “Even like Katie was saying during her interviews, we’re family, ‘cause we were all together for all that time, so when family members are back with us it’s the same thing, you fall right into the same groove. So, it’s all about what the show needs.”
What Chandra herself needs is a good pair of athletic shoes, as next weekend, she’ll be participating in the Rock N’ Roll half marathon in Los Angeles in support of Cure Mito, a cause Kit too will help raise money for at the same event.
“Once I realized that I could brisk walk the half marathon, it was ‘Game on!’ You couldn’t get me out of it,” Chandra said of her upcoming participation. “But, Cure Mito is an amazing organization that started out of Children’s Hospital LA. My daughter went through a bout of Cyclic [Vomiting] Syndrome two years ago… constant waves of nausea, dehydration and hospitalization, basically every single month.
“Finally we got a handle on what the trigger was and how to get it stopped and as a result of that, I started speaking out about it and then, got involved with the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome [Association] as their spokesperson,” she added. “Now that my daughter’s allowed me to speak out about it… It’s about ‘Let’s raise funds so we can get the information out.’ That’s what we’re gonna be out there walking [to do].”