British actress Camilla Luddington’s sexy turns on True Blood and Californication had us expecting something of a foul-mouthed sex kitten. But when she turned up at the ELLE offices last week, we were surprised to find that Grey’s Anatomy’s impossibly gorgeous intern is both relatable and thoroughly hilarious in real life. Luddington willingly regaled us with stories about on-set jargon (Grey’s execs employ the device of naming couples—à la Brangelina—as a marketing tool they call “shipping,” as in relation-shipping), but when it came down to revealing what we really wanted to know—season finale details, duh—she remained impressively tight lipped.
How did you prep for that climactic moment?
It was the last scene of the night. It was probably one in the morning. Everyone had gone home so there was an intimacy to the set. I separated myself from everyone and listened to really romantic music—Mumford & Sons and U2—and just cheesed it up. By the time he approached me, my heart was beating out of my chest. Let me just say this: Justin Chambers is a wonderful kisser. I totally melted.
So, do Alex and Jo make it?
Honestly, I have no idea. I have absolutely no idea. On that show, everything and anything can happen and I don’t trust anything to necessarily last. We weren’t all on series regular contracts; we could have been written out at any moment. You never know what’s going to happen—if suddenly [his ex-girlfriend] Lucy will come back or I get killed by a tree—you just don’t know.
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