Although they may no longer see one another during filming, Grey’s Anatomy stars Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew remain the best of friends despite Drew’s departure from the series last season, according to Us Weekly. During a recent chat with the outlet, Williams, who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the show, revealed that he and Drew still have a great relationship and hang out on a regular basis. The 37-year-old actor explained,
While that doesn’t bring Drew’s character Dr, April Kepner back to the show, it should certainly being some comfort to the legions of fans who were devastated by April’s exit from the series at the end of Season 14. During last season’s finale, Drew’s Dr. April survived a car accident, and ultimately left her position at Grey Sloan Memorial to work with the homeless. With her character alive and well, there has been a great deal of hope about her appearing back in the Seattle-based hospital sometime in the future.
As Grey’s enthusiasts continue to keep their fingers crossed for a guest appearance from April in the future, Williams told Us Weekly that he has “no idea” if Drew will ever return to the show, but did share that he would “love” it if she did. Gushing about his time working with Drew, he went on to explain:
The ending of Drew’s storyline seeming allows room for April to at least make a cameo one day. However, Drew explained that a return may not be so easy for her emotionally. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on Oct. 23, she shared just how hard it was for her to separate from the character who was a part of her life for the past nine years. Drew shared,
Although actor’s recent comments to Entertainment Tonight suggest that bringing the character back would prove to be a hugely difficult decision, Drew did say:
After sharing words of endearment about her co-workers from the set of Grey’s, Drew was careful to emphasize her challenges with returning to the character, telling ET:
Following Drew, and fellow actor Jessica Capshaw’s (Dr. Arizona) departure, there were some worries that William’s character would be next, especially due to his brief disappearance from Season 15. Williams took a moment to clear things up while speaking with Us Weekly, sharing:
While it goes without saying that Sarah Drew is a greatly missed presence from ABC’s TGIT lineup, hearing that she and Jesse Williams are still close friends is definitely makes things a little bit brighter.