Nora Zehetner: "Everybody has secrets"

Nora Zehetner, Photo by Mattias Segerholt, October 2009.

"New doctors mean new drama on Grey's Anatomy, and there will be plenty of it with the introduction of Reed (Nora Zehetner) and her Mercy West cohorts. caught up with the 28-year-old Zehetner (Brick, Heroes) to get the scoop on what's coming up. Expect a lot of fighting, and a few new relationships. Find out what else ...
Nora Zehetner plays Dr. Reed Adamson in "Grey's Anatomy" TV series. Did you have fun taking on this persona unlike anything you've played before?
Zehetner: Yeah, it's different. It's probably the most grown-up role I've had. My friends all laugh whenever I tell them I'm playing a doctor. The doctor stuff is really hard, not just the medical terminology, actually the multitasking. Having to do these surgeries or medical procedures while saying lines, it's like rubbing your head and patting your tummy at the same time. So tell us about Reed and the other doctors coming into Seattle Grace.
Zehetner: It's like going to a new school. It's like two schools being merged together and you're trying to figure out where do I fit in? You want to be the best and do the best job. We're all worried about our jobs. Reed's very feisty and a very hardworking doctor. She's maybe a little overeager, trying really Which Seattle Grace doc would you say is similar to Reed?
Zehetner: Maybe a bit like Cristina [Sandra Oh], maybe a bit like Karev [Justin Chambers]. In terms of how motivated she is, maybe Cristina. I definitely butt heads with quite a few of the characters. It's kind of in her nature; she can be a little abrasive. Is there anyone Reed actually gets along with?
Zehetner: She's very good friends with Sarah Drew's character, April, whose one of the new doctors coming in. I think the Mercy West doctors are somewhat friendly. Whether they were good friends before that, I don't know, but once you go together, you band together because it's us vs. them.
Ellen Pompeo plays Dr. Meredith Grey in "Grey's Anatomy". Do the four new doctors bring any secrets over to Seattle Grace that we'll discover as we get to know them?
Zehetner: Everybody has secrets. No judgment. McDreamy, McSteamy and Alex Karev.
Zehetner: [Laughs] I also think Kevin McKidd is super sexy. Him too! So no sharing any kisses yet?
Zehetner: No, but I keep making this joke during all the surgery stuff. I'm, like, just throw me in that make-out closet, I'll be fine there, I don't need to do surgeries, but I should probably not say that as it is a show about surgeries — partially".

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Interviews by Elliot V. Kotek
Video by Per Larsson