Wilson, who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey on the ABC medical drama, is set to helm Episode 20 of the seventh season. The 41-year-old actress has directed three times before, twice in the sixth season and once earlier this year.
Kevin McKidd, who plays Dr. Owen Hunt, also directed this season, and Wilson plans to take a few ideas from her co-star. "I called him right after the episode and said, 'I saw so many things I'm going to steal, so just don't be mad when they show up in my episode because I'm taking them,'" Wilson tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "He was like, 'I stole them, so you can take them, too.'"
While details of the episode have yet to be shared with even the director-to-be, Wilson says she looks forward to trying something new. "I haven't used any of the cranes yet, so hopefully my script will give me some kind of justification to bring in a big old crane and do a nice aerial sweep across the cast," she says. "So if you see it in the episode, you'll know that's something I lobbied for."
In the meantime, the cast is currently shooting the Tony Phelan-directed musical episode, titled "Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event," set to air Thursday, March 31 at 9/8c on ABC.