Jo Wilson couldn’t find herself in a worse position in Season 13 of Grey’s Anatomy. Not only is Jo (Camilla Luddington) keeping a huge secret buried in the past, but she’s also dealing with the fallout of Alex’s (Justin Chambers) brutal beating of DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti). With their relationship on the rocks, will Alex and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) finally become an item?
In the meantime, Luddington recently sat down with Cosmopolitan and discussed her character’s future with Alex.
For starters, Luddington revealed that she didn’t know about Jo’s past until last season. The Season 9 finale first mentioned Jo’s problematic past, but Luddington and Rhimes didn’t sit down to talk about the specifics until Season 12.
In fact, the actress didn’t know that Jo was married to an abusive husband whom she never officially divorced until sitting down for the table read.
“People think that we know a lot of stuff ahead of time, but [the writers] enjoy us finding out at the table read. So there was like actual shock and Justin was sat across from me, and he just shook his head in, like, complete disapproval! I was like, “I’m so sorry! I didn’t know!” she explained.
Read the whole interview [HERE].