Sarah Drew says she would return as April Kepner for final season

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it is not a surprise Grey’s Anatomy Fans want April Kepner (Sarah Drew) to return to the Gray Sloan Memorial. The beloved character left the Shondaland series in season 14. But her presence endures, especially since her ex-husband, Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), is still a key player in the series. Will viewers see April again before Grey’s Anatomy ends? Drew recently hinted that she would be ready to return for the final season.

Sarah Drew a joué April Kepner dans «  Grey’s Anatomy  »

Sarah Drew dans le rôle d’April Kepner dans «Grey’s Anatomy» | Eric McCandless / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

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Avril has come a long way since her debut Grey’s Anatomy in season 6. Drew’s character was one of the surgical residents of Mercy West invading Seattle Grace during the merger. Initially, viewers didn’t like April. But as she opened up and proved to be a capable trauma surgeon, she grew on the audience.

Meanwhile, April was part of a fan favorite romance with Jackson. The couple struggled and thrived together. They even got married and had a daughter, Harriet. But in the end, April and Jackson separated and divorced. Then April married her ex-fiance, Matthew Taylor (Justin Bruening).

in the Grey’s Anatomy The Season 14 finale, April revealed that she quit her job at Gray Sloan to provide medical care to homeless communities. Now, the character still lives in Seattle and continues to co-parent Harriet with Jackson.

Sarah Drew on her return to Grey’s Anatomy for the final season

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After GRey’s anatomy Season 14, Drew has made it clear that she will never close the door to the Shondaland show. In 2018, the actor told Entertainment Tonight that she “would never say never” to return. That said, Drew had to set some boundaries when she left.

“I really felt like, because of the way it went, I really had to separate myself from April, I had to,” Drew said. “There was no way for me to live in a space of possibility of his return and be healthy letting go of it all. So I really said goodbye to him.

Now, Grey’s Anatomy is nearing its 17th season, and Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Gray) has hinted that ABC’s medical drama may end soon.

“I mean, it’s the last year of my contract right now,” Pompeo told Variety in November 2020. “I don’t know if this is the last year? But it could very well be.

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Then, during a conversation with Entertainment Tonight in November, Drew was asked about Pompeo’s recent comments and if she would be returning for the final season of Grey’s Anatomy. And while Drew was set to return in April, she stressed that she never asked to reprise her role.

“No one asked me to come back,” Drew laughs. “I can’t answer that. All I will say is I love my family there. So I would never say no to this possibility. But you know, it didn’t show up.

Whenever Grey’s Anatomy comes to an end, many fans are hoping the series will bring back a familiar face or two. But if it were up to Pompeo, it could happen.

“I would like some of the old actors to come back,” Pompeo said on The Late Late Show avec James Corden in 2019. “It probably won’t happen. But that would be the most amazing way to end.

So maybe there’s hope we’ll see April again before the series ends.

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