Question: Just how cool it would be if ex-Buffy producer Marti Noxon wrote those Grey's Anatomy episodes that Seth Green is going to be in? — Umut
Ausiello: Almost as cool as her being the very catalyst that brought him to the show in the first place! I spoke to Seth this week and he revealed that Marti — now a producer on Grey's and Private Practice — played a key role in his casting. "It was a really funny coincidence," he said. "I had been looking to do some guest spots on TV and I put together a list of shows I'd like to be on, and Grey's was at the top of it. At the same time, Shonda Rhimes was trying to cast this part and had joked to Marti about getting some people from Buffy on the show, because she was a fan. So, it was literally two people thinking the same thing at the same time." If you're wondering what show was No. 2 on Seth's to-do list, well, wonder no more. "I had earmarked Heroes, too. But they're funny about putting actors on the show that people might recognize. I think Kristen Bell was a big swing for them." I'll say!