As Rachael Taylor prepares to trade in her scrubs for a halo, the 26-year-old Australian actress says her Grey's Anatomy co-star, Ellen Pompeo, offered a few words of wisdom should ABC's Charlie's Angels pilot get picked up to series.
"'You gotta sleep, you gotta eat well, you gotta work out, you gotta be grateful,'" Taylor says, mimicking Pompeo's American accent. "I feel like they were very good lessons if the show should go on to be a success."
Taylor, who is currently guest-starring on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Lucy Fields, is set to leave for Miami to shoot the Angels pilot next week, after the musical episode of the ABC medical drama wraps.
Joining the Charlie's Angels franchise is "daunting," Taylor says. "There are only like seven women in the world that have ever played angels. There's something about girls kicking ass that just appeals to my personal taste at the moment."
"Often, as a young actress, you find yourself being the only girl in a room full of men... and one of the reasons why I like Grey's Anatomy is because they have such strong female characters and the women really drive this show."
As for future Angel co-stars Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh, Taylor says, "Annie is tough, feminine and fantastic. Minka's exterior beauty is matched by what a sweet, warm girl she is. As far as girls that I could potentially be spending a lot of time with, I'm very relieved that it's both of them."