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Sarah Drew — April Kepner
"I didn't audition for this. I had worked with Shonda on Private Practice, so I auditioned for her there. That was incredibly nerve-wracking because she's this genius, brilliant lady, and I'm like, 'I just want to know you. I hear you're awesome. Your shows are incredible.' She actually cast me as a guest star on that and then cast me in a pilot that she did that didn't get picked up. She wrote this role for me on Grey's, but it was meant to be just two episodes and gone. In fact, they called to ask me about a different role that really would've been gone after two episodes. I couldn't do it. It conflicted with something. Thank God. There was no way I would've stuck around. Here we are 200 episodes!"