The 58-year-old actor played Dr. Preston Burke on the first three seasons of the medical drama from 2005 to 2007.
In Lynette Rice‘s new book How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy, Isaiah shared that he had originally auditioned for a different role on the show.
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“I didn’t audition for Burke, I auditioned for McDreamy,” the actor said, per Yahoo!
“There’s a rumour out there or something that Ellen didn’t want me to be her love interest because she had a Black boyfriend,” he said. “The context is that she’s not into white men.”
“I guess she implied that her boyfriend may have had a problem with her doing love scenes with me, so she felt uncomfortable,” he continued, adding that he “supported” her feelings.
Ellen was dating music producer Chris Ivery at the time, who she went on to marry in 2007.
Earlier this week, Ellen recounted a massive fight she had with Denzel Washington on the set of