Shortly after Ellen Pompeo recalled an argument she had with Denzel Washington when he was directing an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2016, Twitter users began to remind of her other questionable moments.
According to E! News, Pompeo first shared the anecdote on a recent episode of her podcast, Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo. Speaking with her guest and former co-star, Patrick Dempsey, the actress said she yelled an improvised line to another character while Washington was directing an episode from the 12th season of Grey’s Anatomy.
“I was like, ‘Look at me when you apologize. Look at me,'” Pompeo said while reflecting on her dialogue with another actor. “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.'”
The Grey’s Anatomy actress said she then lashed out at the director.
“I was like, ‘Listen, motherf**ker, this is my show. This is my set. Who are you telling?'” Pompeo recalled, adding that she has the “utmost respect for Washington” and there was no further dispute between the two entertainers.