Grey's Anatomy's Jessica Capshaw Answers Fans' Questions About Calzona, Crying and More

Prior to Jessica Capshaw visiting the TVLine office in New York City, I took to Twitter to invite fans of the Grey’s Anatomy actress to shoot me some questions. I whittled the onslaught of queries down to 11, and ran them by the sunny blonde as she kicked back on my cozy new red sofa here.

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In the video below, you’ll see Capshaw field questions about what Arizona’s “Mc” nickname should be, whether Dr. Robbins ever played doctor with Private Practice‘s Amelia Shepherd, and if “Calzona” ever inked domestic partnership papers.

She also weighs on on how Arizona has changed since marrying Callie (“I always imagined she was very selfish [and] to be married and have a baby right away, that’s a lot of responsibility”), reveals how she cries on camera, and shares what she and scene partner Sara Ramirez do between takes (for Capshaw, peanut M&Ms often are involved).

Other topics include Capshaw’s affinity (…or not) for horror films, how she’d feel about her kids going into acting, her French skills, and what it means to have Arizona be an icon to the gay community. “It’s not lost on me at all,” she says on that last subject. “We are making a TV show, but when there’s a character people can invest in… that’s beautiful, and as good as it gets.”

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Press PLAY below to see Capshaw answer fans’ questions, in her own words.



Comments (20)

  • I love her.

    Comment by Raksha – October 24, 2011 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great interview,quite a few neat questions(Didn’t know Amelia and Arizona could have crossed paths).I think Amelia and Charlotte are the only redeeming things about PP this season.

    Comment by shaun – October 24, 2011 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica Capshaw is as good as it gets. She is so well spoken and seems so genuine. I just love her and Arizona! Great interview!

    Comment by jackie – October 24, 2011 09:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you for the interview Matt. Lots of great info in it and Jessica seems really lovely! Looking forward to Grey’s on Thursday. It’s been especially good overall so far this season.

    Comment by Amy – October 24, 2011 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t always love Arizona’s storlylines but I love Jessica. She’s a lovely woman and her interviews always feel genuine.

    Comment by Kerri – October 24, 2011 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fabulous interview. Arizona Robbins is my favorite tv character of all time. And I am deeply grateful it is the super talented and the super wonderful Jessica Capshaw who portrays her.

    Thank you for this terrific interview.

    Comment by Shannon – October 24, 2011 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks!!! Love Jessica and love Arizona! She was a fantastic addition to the show! And JCap…So cute, so lovely and so well spoken as always! :-D

    Comment by Beth – October 24, 2011 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great interview. Enjoyed it a lot. Good questions. My favourite McName for Arizona I have heard on the internet so far is McAwesome.

    Comment by Priscilla – October 24, 2011 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nice interview! Interesting questions and obviously some very interesting answers as well. I liked the bit about Amelia and Arizona in particular. Never thought of that myself and it would be kind of fun if the show picked up on that. And I would definitely love to have someone from Arizona’s past stop by at Seattle Grace Mery West and stirr things up a bit.

    Comment by Solis – October 24, 2011 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • il parait que arizona va avoir une aventure avec une pediatre pouvez vous me dire si callie et arizona vont se separer s il vous plait j espere que non

    Comment by sabrina – October 24, 2011 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Qu’est-ce que vous racontez? Je n’ai pas entendu à ce sujet.

      Comment by Danielle – October 24, 2011 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wonderful interview and you have a nice voice, Matt.
    Arizona was never one of my favs (nothing against her, there are just so many people on GA) but after all these interviews with Jessica Capshaw I’ve found a new appreciation for her character.

    Comment by Alicia – October 24, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • great interview , i love Jessica & arizona

    Comment by Dreme – October 24, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • God, she’s so eloquent and adorable. She’s the perfect example of what an person should be!

    Comment by Shad – October 24, 2011 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I ♥ Arizona and JCap! When Arizona came along, she instantly became my favorite character on Grey’s Anatomy. I think she’s funny and so authentic, just like Jessica.

    Comment by thailopes – October 24, 2011 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not only is Jessica funny, she’s also thoughtful and articulate. Thanks, Matt, for posting the interview!

    Comment by Ashley – October 24, 2011 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would love to see derek’s reaction to finding out his little sister and Arizona may have a past or crossed paths.

    Comment by Aussie – October 24, 2011 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Doubt he’d care much to be honest.

      Comment by Jon – October 25, 2011 01:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jessica is a shining light in hollywood. It’s so refreshing to see an actress become humbled by her trade. I have never heard a single complaint against her, rightly so. She seems like an amazing person.

    Comment by Nicole – October 25, 2011 05:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excellent interview. I seriously adore her and the character she plays. Arizona & Callie’s relationship is very inspirational and they are one of my favorite parts of Grey’s.

    Comment by Mandy – October 25, 2011 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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