Chyler Leigh is not a superhero in real life, so when Grey’s Anatomy needed her to reprise her role as the dearly deceased Lexie – while she was filming Super Girl in Vancouver, which has a strict quarantine process – a little Hollywood magic was needed.
“Chyler was in Vancouver. So we had to do some magic ”, former Grey’s actor Eric Dane, who returned as the late Mark Sloan in the same episode, has confirmed for THR.com. “There was a green screen.”
Dane, however, did actually film with Grey’s lead Ellen Pompeo in Malibu, Calif., as Mark regaled Mer with tales from the great afterlife. “There was a lot of me and Ellen,” he told THR.
Mark and Lexie’s arrival on “Limbo Beach” continued a theme filled with nostalgia for Grey’s Season 17, which has been on the move since Meredith contracted COVID and was placed on a ventilator. Meanwhile, the show’s main character was visited by the late husband Derek (played by original actor Patrick Dempsey), the late BFF George (original actor TR Knight) and a DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) unhappy – and now the late Lexie and Mark too.
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