Isaiah Washington on Being Fired: 'I'm Not Angry. I'm Disappointed'
Isaiah Washington speaks out, on camera for the first time, about the scandal that rocked primetime TV and cost him his job on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“You really have to focus on tomorrow,” says Isaiah, who is trying to move on from the gay-slur firestorm that finally led to his firing.
“Life goes on. Life is good,” he says.
Isaiah adds, “I’m not angry. I’m not upset. I’m disappointed that the outcome came out the way it is.”
Life does go on for Isaiah, whose character Dr. Preston Burke left the show without any hints for the future.
Right now, Isaiah is hard at work on a new project, playing a priest in the upcoming “The Least of These,” and he’s taking the time to say goodbye to his former castmates.
“It’s good work,” says Isaiah. “It’s good material, and that’s how it was on ‘Grey’s.’ And I wish them well.”
And Isaiah’s former co-stars are wishing him well, too.
“Grey’s” star Kate Walsh opened up to “Extra,” saying, “It’s a surprise, and I’m saddened by it. You know, he’s a great actor.”
Sara Ramirez is just as shocked about his sudden departure, which led Isaiah to say, “I am mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.”
Sara says, “I don't really know what to say except that I wish him the best. I really do, from the bottom of my heart I wish him the best.”
Adds Isaiah, “I’m grateful and I’m blessed.”