Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital is about to see some fresh blood. In the Season 19 premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy,” five first-year surgical residents join the team after the hospital rebuilds its teaching program. Unlike previous seasons, these new residents will be series regulars, bringing a new dynamic to the show.
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Meet the Anticipated New Stars
With the expectation that Ellen Pompeo’s character, Meredith Grey, will only appear in eight episodes this season, all eyes are on the new additions. Let’s get to know the highly anticipated stars of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Alexis Floyd as Simone Griffith
Where you’ve seen her: Alexis Floyd, a Cleveland native, is known for her roles in Freeform’s “The Bold Type” and Netflix’s “Inventing Anna.” She also appears in the new season of “The Good Fight.”
Simone Griffith is a driven young woman who approaches her job as a surgical resident with the utmost professionalism and dedication. She sees her work as both a profession and a calling. Simone was born in the same hospital where she is now doing her residency, and she has a complex history with the institution that will be explored throughout the season. Alongside her demanding career, Simone is a family-oriented person and shares a close bond with her grandmother, played by Marla Gibbs.
Midori Francis as Mika Yasuda
Where you’ve seen her: Midori Francis gained recognition for her role in 2019’s “Good Boys” and has also appeared in Netflix’s “Dash & Lily” and HBO Max’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls.”
Mika Yasuda comes from a large family, which means she has to juggle student loans and work hard to prove herself among her fellow interns. She has a tendency to make jokes that may not always land well, but she is determined to find her place in the hospital. Along the way, there might even be a hint of romance in her storyline. When asked about her favorite “Grey’s Anatomy” character, Francis admires Sandra Oh’s Dr. Cristina Yang for her fearlessness and ability to authentically portray a complex character.
Adelaide Kane as Jules Millin
Where you’ve seen her: Adelaide Kane, originally from Australia, gained popularity through her roles in the CW’s “Reign” and MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”
Raised by unconventional parents, Jules Millin had to learn to take care of herself and her family from an early age. Despite her challenging upbringing, Jules managed to make it through medical school and is now a surgical resident. She has a kind heart but can be bossy at times. Jules is also known for taking risks, which adds an exciting dynamic to her character.
Harry Shum Jr. as Benson ‘Blue’ Kwan
Where you’ve seen him: Harry Shum Jr., born in Costa Rica, is best known for his role on “Glee” and has also appeared in movies like “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Benson ‘Blue’ Kwan is a skilled medical professional with an impatience for social interactions. As someone used to being the best, he finds it challenging to get along with others. While he may lack social skills, his expertise in the medical field is unparalleled.
Niko Terho as Lucas Adams
Where you’ve seen him: Niko Terho, hailing from Barbados, rose to fame with his role in Freeform’s “The Thing About Harry.”
Lucas Adams is an ambitious surgical resident who constantly feels the pressure to live up to the success of his family, who are all surgeons. He struggles with self-doubt and carries a secret that will impact his journey. To prepare for the role, Terho and the rest of the cast underwent an extensive medical boot camp, learning various medical practices and techniques.
As Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital opens its doors to these new surgical residents, “Grey’s Anatomy” explores the challenges and triumphs they will face along their path to becoming skilled surgeons.
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