Shonda Rhimes' 'Grey's Anatomy' Cast and Crew Gift: Free Cruises
This story first appeared in the Sept. 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Oprah Winfrey gifts cars. Shonda Rhimes goes in for cruises. To celebrate the 200th episode of Grey's Anatomy, she and co-producer Mark Gordon bestowed the almost 300 members of her cast and crew with Royal Caribbean trips to anywhere in the world.
"Chandra Wilson [who plays Dr. Bailey] has had a bee in her bonnet about a cruise for years," Rhimes tells THR about the offering's origins. "People always talk about the showrunners. But these are the people who make the show what it is. They've given me 10 years of incredibleness."