The panel can also be watched on Youtube from the embedded the video below. The panel can also be watched from the embedded Facebook video below. There’s some really interesting discussion and insight about Grey’s from the cast & executive producer, Debbie Allen, so I recommend watching it.
Also (and once again), I’ve been getting a lot of people tweeting me that they loved watching and hearing Justin on the PaleyFest panel and wish he did more press interviews. Watch the video and see why. 😂😂
FYI, the panel consists of: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr, Kevin McKidd, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jesse Williams, Caterina Scorsone, Kelly McCreary, Jerrika Hinton, Jason George, Martin Henderson, Giacomo Gianniotti and Debbie Allen. Moderator was Henry Goldblatt, Editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly.
It’s the question that’s been haunting Grey’s Anatomy fans for all of Season 13: Should Alex (Justin Chambers) be with Jo (Camilla Luddington) or Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)?
On one hand, Jo is the woman that Alex is currently in love with and the person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with before he beat up DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and put their relationship on ice. On the other hand, Meredith is his oldest and closest friend. The two OG surgeons have been through thick and thin together and have grown extremely close since Cristina (Sandra Oh) left.
It’s ultimately up to the writers as to who Alex will eventually find happiness with, but Chambers weighed in on the matter Sunday during the Grey’s Anatomy panel at PaleyFest, an annual festival celebrating television.
“I think anything is possible, especially on Grey’s, you know what I mean?,” Chambers said after he was asked by moderator Henry Goldblatt of Entertainment Weekly which woman Alex should be with. “He might end up with Catherine [Avery]. I’d like to see Alex flesh out his relationship with Jo.”
Even though Chambers wants Alex to work it out with his current love, even he can’t deny there’s potential for Alex and Meredith to become more than just being each others’ person.
“People who have been friends for one another can become lovers. You never know,” he concluded.
Fans who have been clamoring for the original cast members to explore a romantic relationship should be happy that resurrection from the dead isn’t possible on Grey’s, though. Later in the panel Chambers was asked by a fan which deceased characters he would like to be able to bring back from the dead. His answer: McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) and McSteamy (Eric Dane). If raising the dead were possible, it would probably make it impossible for Alex and Meredith to end up together.
★ Justin was also asked on the red carpet by Entertainment Tonight about a potential Alex and Meredith romance and he talked about being excited to see what happens with Jo and Alex. Check out what he had to say in the article below and then watch the short video clip.
Could Alex Karev and Meredith Grey become romantically involved on Grey’s Anatomy?
ET caught up with Grey’s star Justin Chambers, who has played Alex since the series debuted in 2005, at PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Sunday, where he revealed where he stands on Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Alex’s romantic outlook.
“I think anything is possible,” Chambers told ET, referring to their ship name, “Merlex.” “I think friends can become lovers like that, that’s possible too.”
Chambers explained why he was OK with where Alex and Meredith currently stand and further elaborated on his preference for them to remain in the friend zone.
“I’m very comfortable with them being platonic — like brother and sister, and friends. I think that suits them better,” the 45-year-old actor said, leaving the door slightly ajar if a romance were to spark up. “But hey, who knows? Nobody knows how things go, you know? I was friends with my wife before we started dating.”
“They have been friends a long time though,” Chambers continued. “Alex and [Meredith] have come up together and I don’t know, [it’d be] a little weird, but anything is possible.”
Complicating matters is Alex’s complex relationship with his ex, Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington), with whom he’s been on the outs since beating up Andrew DeLuca (Giancarlo Giannotti) and nearly finding himself behind bars.
“I’m excited to see what happens with him and ‘Jolex,’” Chambers said of their unclear future. “I think they really love each other. I know they have a lot of obstacles to go through but it will be interesting to see what conflicts, fires they can put out.”
“Merlex and then Jolex, we’ll see what happens,” he teased.
★ In this red carpet interview with Access Hollywood, Justin talks about knowing Ellen Pompeo for 25 years and feeling very comfortable working and being around her. He also shares his hopes for Jo and Alex.
★ Ellen Pompeo posted another video on her Instagram with footage from Grey’s Anatomy episode 13.18 “Be Still, My Soul” which marks her directorial debut. The video focuses on Justin and Ellen and she wrote a very sweet caption about him and their friendship. Check out the caption and video below.
★ Appropriate for a Throwback Thursday, here’s a photo of Justin from back when he was a model (looks like it’s from the early ’90s) posted by the owner of advertising agency, Acmesign. The caption is in Italian, so here’s a translation:
#FlashBack From the set of a photo shoot in Brighton (UK), along with a young model who later made a career in the world of TV. Do you recognize him? Yes, it’s Justin Chambers, Dr. Alex Karev on Grey’s Anatomy who started with us a few years ago.
E! News posted more of the Grey’s Anatomy on set interviews with Justin and Ellen Pompeo. Check out the video below where they share their thoughts on the possibility of Alex and Meredith’s relationship becoming romantic.
Finally, the stars themselves, Ellen Pompeo and Justin Chambers, are revealing their thoughts on the prospect of their characters getting together. Spoiler alert: They aren’t feeling the love.
“Justin is one of my favorite people on the planet,” Pompeo told E! News direct from the Grey’s Anatomy set. “We’re really close, and it does feel weird. To potentially maybe have him as a love interest would be like kissing my brother. I used to say that about Patrick [Dempsey] all the time too because just we’d been together for so long.”
From the sound of things, the actress just might be perfectly fine with Meredith not finding romance with anyone else ever again. “The love interest part is not my favorite piece of this, I’ll be honest,”she added. “Kissing guys that aren’t your husband is, you know, a little weird. I guess it wouldn’t be if you didn’t like your husband, but I happen to be very, very fond of mine.”
Chambers echoed his old friend’s thoughts on a possible MerLex union, but admitted that, with Shonda Rhimes as his boss, he never rules anything out. “I think anything is possible, but personally I find it to be weird,” he told us. “I think that they’re very much like siblings. They’ve been through so much together. Personally, I don’t see it. But, hey, this is Grey’s Anatomy. Anything is possible.”
★ Christopher Lloyd (best known for playing Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy) congratulated Justin on winning the 2017 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor last month. I only just came across this a few days ago and thought it was very nice of Mr. Lloyd, so here it is.😊
Grey's Anatomy (2005 - Present) as Alex Karev Airs: Thursdays 8/7c on ABC Current Season: 13
"Grey's Anatomy" follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
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