Warning: Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Like Jerks

She's not afraid to kill characters off her shows


Shonda Rhimes is the creative force behind 'Scanda; and 'Grey's Anatomy'

Don’t mess with Shonda Rhimes!

The most powerful show runner in prime time admits she had killed at least one character simply because she did not like the actor.

The creative force behind SCANDAL, GREY’S ANATOMY and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER  was a guest Wednesday on THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE.

“Have you ever killed off a character because you didn’t like the actor? And extra bonus points for who it was,” he asked her, point blank. “Don’t even think about lying.”

“Yes,” Rhimes replied a moment later.  “And I am not naming names.”

Rhimes — who also revealed that star Columbus Short was dismissed from SCANDAL because of a substance abuse problems — spoke last year about having a “no a—holes policy on her shows.”

“I don’t put up with bullshit or nasty people,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.  “I don’t have time for it.”

Sean Daly

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