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    Denzel Washington Said He Doesn't Remember The Viral Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy" Set Argument

    You know, the fight where she claims she said, "This is my show. This is my set."

    Alright, if you cast your mind back to the bygone era of September 2021, you might remember an Ellen Pompeo story going viral after she described arguing with Denzel Washington on the set of Grey's Anatomy.

    Denzel smiling and wearing a suit at an event

    Long story short, in 2016, Denzel directed an episode called "The Sound of Silence" in the show's 12th season. Speaking on her podcast, Ellen explained how she improvised and gave direction to another actor — much to the displeasure of Denzel. "I was like, ‘Look at me when you apologize. Look at me,'" she explained. "And that wasn't in the dialogue. And Denzel went ham on my ass. He was like, ‘I'm the director. Don't you tell him what to do.'"

    Meredith Grey in a white doctor's coat

    It's safe to say that this story, er, didn't exactly go down well. So, in a recent interview with Variety, Denzel was asked about the incident — and his response was fairly evasive.

    "No, no,” he began, before claiming that he doesn't remember that day.

    However, he then added with an apparent smile, “But it’s all good.”

    For what it's worth, back in 2016, Grey's actor Jason George said of Denzel's directing, "He shows up and he's just a funny, great guy and a really great director. And it was reassuring to be like, okay, he puts you at ease, and that was great."

    Denzel wearing a face mask and directing

    Veeeeeery interesting.