Grey’s Anatomy shocker: Arizona and April won’t be back for season 15

LOS ANGELES- Executive producer Krista Vernoff of Grey’s Anatomy announced a shocking twist for the show, that show regulars Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew will be exiting the show at the end of the current 14th season.

They are both being written off for creative reasons, executive producer said in a statement,

“The characters of Arizona and April are permanently woven into the fabric of Grey’s Anatomy thanks to the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew,” says Krista Vernoff, executive producer in a statement.

“As writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses.”

“The suggestion that our cast changes are in any way related to Ellen Pompeo’s salary renegotiation is wrong and hurtful and misguided. It smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman’s success will be costly to others.

The dropping of the two stars had nothing to do with their salaries, she added, “Ellen Pompeo has not only advocated passionately for her fellow cast members, she has taken the time to educate women worldwide as to how to advocate for themselves and that must not now be twisted.”

“The decision to make changes to our cast was a creative one,”

“The only thing as constant on Grey’s Anatomy as Ellen Pompeo is our penchant for reinvention. It is a part of our success and what keeps the show exciting. We love these actresses and we love these characters and it felt true and right creatively to wrap up their stories. And that is the whole story.”

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