Eric Dane talks about why he’ll “probably get fired” from Grey’s Anatomy

Eric Dane is speaking out about his exclusion Gray’s Anatomy After six seasons playing Dr. Mark Sloan, also known as McSteamy, on the hit ABC series. (Spoilers ahead!)

The actor was introduced at the end of the second season as a guest star. He became a regular character in the third season after receiving positive feedback for his initial appearance. Over the following seasons, Sloane became a fan-favorite character, but after a plane crash at the end of season eight, it was revealed that he would succumb to his injuries, dying at the beginning of season nine.

Danny returned to the show briefly in season 17 when Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) was in a coma caused by COVID-19 and was visited on a fictional beach by Sloan, her sister Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), her husband Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), George O’Malley (T.R. Knight), and Andrew De Luca (Giacomo Gianniotti).

the trance The actor stopped Dax Shepard The Chair Podcast Earlier this week, he revealed that he had not specifically chosen to leave. Gray’s Anatomy When his name was crossed out.

“I think I was let go,” he told the host, explaining that he was struggling with addiction at the time. “They wouldn’t let me go because of that, although it certainly didn’t help me. I started, like most of these actors who have a long career on the show, becoming too expensive for the network. And the network knows that the show is going to do what it’s going to do regardless of who they keep on. As long as they have their gray, they’re fine.”

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“I wasn’t the same person they hired,” he continued. “So I understood when I was let go. And Shonda [Rhimes] It was really great. She protected us fiercely. She protected us publicly. She protected us privately. … But I was probably fired. It wasn’t a ceremonial, “You’re fired,” it was a “You’re not coming back.”

During the height of his fame during ashen“Dan has checked himself into rehab for his addiction to painkillers, and has also struggled with depression over the years. He shared that when he joined the show, he had been sober for three or four years, so he was able to differentiate between what was real and what was Untrue, but overall, he doesn’t think he handled the fame that came with it very well.

If you take the entire eight years into account, Gray’s Anatomy, I’ve been having sex longer than I’ve been sober. That’s when things started going sideways for me, he revealed, adding that the sudden popularity may have played a role in why he relapsed. “It was overwhelming, and I guess I just wanted to pretend that wasn’t the case and that I was comfortable with it. Act like you were there, but you weren’t.”

Danny currently plays Cal Jacobs in trancethe father of Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), and one of the few adult characters on the show.

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