Actors taking a step behind the camera to direct is nothing new.
Emmy winner Regina King previously directed episodes of Being Mary Jane and Scandal; Nate Parker directed the upcoming film The Birth of a Nation; and now Denzel Washington, who directed 2002’s Antwone Fisher and 2007’s The Great Debaters, will helm an upcoming episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
According to TVLine, the two-time Academy Award winner will direct episode nine of Grey’s Anatomy‘s current season.
This will mark Denzel’s first foray into television direction.
Emmy nominee Debbie Allen currently serves as the executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy‘s 12th season.
Such cool news!
On another note, can you believe that Grey’s Anatomy is in its 12th season? Word to Shonda Rhimes!