According to "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson, fans will get to see a "filter-free Callie" when the show returns for its upcoming 10th season, which also features Wilson's ninth turn as a director.
Wilson and co-star Sara Ramirez recently talked to George Pennacchio of KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, about the medical drama.
Ramirez, who portrays Callie Torres on the hit ABC series, spoke glowingly about Wilson, who plays Miranda Bailey, as a director and what it's like working with her in that capacity on set.
"I love Ms. Chandra Wilson, she is the 'actor whisperer,' Ramirez told Pennacchio. "She knows us all very well, she knows exactly what we're going through, so she knows how to get what she needs to get out of us, out of us, and we appreciate that."
Ramirez also said that when Wilson is in the director's chair, the cast and crew are at ease when working with the show veteran.
"What's great about Chandra is she's a prepared director, she knows her shots, she's done her homework, she comes in prepared," Ramirez said. "She knows what she wants and how to communicate it in a respectful but firm way, and we appreciate that, the cast and the crew because we know what to expect and everybody shows up happy when she's directing."
"There is a comfort that kind of happens when I get the chance to do it because, we all know what the show is, we move really smoothly as a group and it just feels really good," Wilson said. "Actually, I'm getting really spoiled from working on my show, but I continue to be so grateful for that opportunity."
While the stars were tight-lipped as to storylines for the 10th season of the show, which premieres with a two-hour episode on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. EST, Ramirez was able to tease what her character's state of mind will be like following the season premiere.
"It doesn't look too happy right now," Ramirez said. "Callie in the beginning of this season, we're picking up right where we left off basically, so she's just found out about this infidelity and is enraged, understandably so devastated. And she doesn't hide it in the hospital, she is letting everyone know how she feels and so, you know, it might get worse before it gets better."
Wilson echoed Ramirez's sentiments, saying, "We have a filter-free Callie running around the hospital."
Reporting by George Pennacchio, senior entertainment correspondent for the syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The show is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.