Grey's star says Sarah Drew's exit was "unpleasant"

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Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams has further discussed his co-star's controversial exit, describing it as "unpleasant".

Sarah Drew (Dr April Kepner) departed from the popular ABC medical drama at the end of the most recent season alongside Jessica Capshaw (Dr Arizona Robbins), a decision from the showrunners which disappointed a large number of viewers.

Williams, who plays Dr Jackson Avery, admitted that he was disappointed that his friend has left the show.

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Photo credit: ABC - Getty Images

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"I mean, the whole thing is sad," he told Entertainment Tonight. "It's unfortunate. That's my partner, my road dog, so it was unpleasant.

"But she's such a professional and did such incredible work down to the last frame, and I'm really proud to have had our time together."

Williams also suggested that he tried to convince the producers to keep his co-star on, saying: "I always make my opinion known. I'll leave it at that!"

Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

It's not the first time Williams has commented on the controversial axings. Back in March, when the news was announced, the actor shared his honest thoughts on social media.

"Sarah and Jessica are easily among my very favorite people and co-workers, so this news f**kin' sucks," he wrote. "Their immense talent speaks for itself, but it's them as people that I'm so grateful to know, privileged to have worked with and learned from."

At least April wasn't killed off – so perhaps a return one day isn't out of the question.

Grey's Anatomy airs on ABC in the US and on Sky Living in the UK.

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