Last night Buzzfeed brought Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis together, and the world will never be the same. The ladies of Shondaland, Shonda Rhimes’s producing company, will start in Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, respectively, Thursday nights on ABC. I put together a recap of the best moments from the interview. #ShondalandIsTheBestLand
We don’t know who said it because the feed wasn’t working correctly yet, but it’s perfect that the first words we heard from Shonaland were “Am I the only one who’s drinking?”
Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy’s 11th season: “Otherwise known as The O.G.”
Ellen on Shonda’s shows featuring people of every race: “Thank God that Shonda Rhimes had this agenda to make television look like life, to make it look like the real world.” #TGFSR (Thank God for Shonda Rhimes)
Ellen (she was the real star, no surprise) fangirling over Kerry Washington: “She deserves a lot of credit for making Scandal what it is.” #BFFs
Kerry on the amount of sex scenes in How To Get Away With Murder: “There’s a reason you’re on at 10 and we’re on at 9!”
Kerry trying to dodge questions about sex scenes on Scandal: “I’m trying to Olivia Pope it!”
Ellen on Meredith, Olivia and Annalise: “We’re actually all fixers.” #3BestFriendsThatAnyoneCanHave
Kerry on Olivia: “It’s freeing to play a character who is messy and fully human and has big feelings and a big life.” …I still think Olivia Pope is perfect.
Kerry to Viola about the “athletic” pace of TV: “We kept trying to warn you!”
Viola talking about how she memorizes her lines: “And I sit in my jacuzzi with my script.” #TheLife
Kerry on the new season of Grey’s Anatomy: “Are you guys moving to DC what’s happening?!”
Ellen talking about how Jeff Perry and Kate Burton (who played her parents on Grey’s) are on Scandal now: “We can’t move to DC! My mom and dad are in the White House!” #ScandalGreysCrossoverPlease?
Viola’s advice for Annalise: “You’re good enough. You’ve got fabulous shoes. Who designed your kitchen? I don’t know!”
Kerry’s advice for Olivia: “Get therapy, Olivia. Get therapy.”
Ellen’s advice for Meredith: “Mind your business. Mind your business! Meredith is always getting in everybody’s business.”
Only 13 days until September 25th and girls really do run the world again.