Bethany Joy Lenz Just Signed On for a Grey's Anatomy Guest Arc
It looks like fans won't have to wait long to fill that Martin Henderson-sized hole in their hearts. Fast on the heels of Henderson's departure, news has broken that Grey's Anatomy is gaining a new character. And if you're also a fan of the former series One Tree Hill, go ahead and get hype — Bethany Joy Lenz, aka OTH's Haley James, is coming to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lenz has been recruited to help fill the ranks following the departures of Nathan Riggs (Henderson), Megan Hunt (Abigail Spencer), Stephanie Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) and, when the Grey's firefighter spinoff begins, Ben Warren (Jason George).
The word on the street is that Lenz will enjoy a guest arc during this season as a character named Jenny. Unfortunately, that's about as much as we know about Lenz's role at this point in time. You know Shonda Rhimes likes to keep things under lock and key to pump up suspense!
Speaking of Rhimes, this isn't the first role Lenz was offered on one of the creator's shows. Prior to a recasting decision, Lenz was slated to play Zoe in the short-lived Shondaland series The Catch.
Of course, Lenz isn't the only OTH alum to roam the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Hilarie Burton, who played Peyton on OTH, had a guest arc on Grey's in 2013 as Dr. Lauren Boswell. As you may well remember, she and Arizona had a fling during the blackout that ultimately led to Arizona and Callie's divorce.
Is it too much to hope that Burton will reprise her role so we can have a mini-OTH reunion on Grey's? The fandom has been through a lot in the last few years — we deserve a bit of nostalgic indulgence, wouldn't you say?