Shonda Rhimes Addresses Sara Ramirez's Exit from 'Grey's Anatomy'
The series creator and showrunner said that she found out about Sara‘s departure only three days before it was announced and it was not planned into the storyline.
“This one was different because it wasn’t a big planned thing,” Shonda said at the Vulture Festival (via Us Weekly). “I had a different plan going and when Sara came in and said, ‘I really need to take this break,’ I was lucky that we’d shot the end of the season with her going to New York.”
“I felt really good that we had shot that ending and that she said she wanted to take this break and we were able to give it to her because I love the woman and I want to do everything for her. It all worked out in that sense,” she added.