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GREY’S ANATOMY: Kim Raver on Teddy’s Journey and How Being a Part of Shondaland Has Creatively Inspired Her

March 14, 2019 by  
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GREY’S ANATOMY – ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Kim Raver as Teddy Altman. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

When Teddy (Kim Raver) returned full-time to GREY’S ANATOMY at the start of season 15, the pregnancy she was hiding could have led to stereotypical drama—especially since her longtime friend/baby’s father, Owen (Kevin McKidd), was very deeply entrenched with his off-on partner, Amelia (Caterina Scorsone).

But rather than exploring a stereotypical love triangle or pit the women against each other, the show allowed Teddy to exist and thrive with no backstabbing drama. Raver acknowledges the dynamic was “definitely complicated,” but the women behaving maturely, and respectfully, was an important fact for all involved. “[Showrunner] Krista [Vernoff] and I talked about it, and Caterina and I talked about it,” she recalls. “I think we really care about each other as actors, and we wanted to make sure everything was okay. I feel Krista and her writers have done an amazing job at that.”

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