Cover Girl

Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw on Grey’s Anatomy.

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Capshaw for the next cover of New York Resident magazine. Capshaw is the newest member of the Grey’s Anatomy cast — she plays Arizona Robbins, a role that began as a three-episode story arc in season five, but quickly evolved into a permanent gig in season six. Our interview was a phoner (I’m based in New York, she films in LA), but Capshaw was genuine and lovely from the moment she said hello. Even more impressive? The girl can multi-task. She seamlessly answered my questions while navigating California traffic on her way to do some last-minute Christmas shopping on her day off. The holiday frenzy, the pace of LA traffic, her GPS system barking directions at her every few hundred yards — it’s enough to make anyone nuts. But Capshaw was unfazed, never losing her train of thought for the nearly 40 minutes we were on the phone. Eloquence and efficiency? That’s a combination of skills I can’t help but admire.

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