While Kate Walsh, who played Dr. Addison Montgomery in the first season of “Grey’s Anatomy”, will make a surprise return in the episode broadcast tonight on TF1, a little look back at the actress’ career since her departure.
This Wednesday evening from 9:10 p.m., TF1 is broadcasting two new episodes of season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy, which are marked by the return of an emblematic character. Kate Walsh, who played Addison Montgomery in the first seasons of the medical series, will indeed make an appearance in episode 3, entitled “Heat wave”.
It is in the season 1 finale that the actress makes her debut in Grey’s Anatomy, lending her features to Derek Shepherd’s wife. Initially intended to be present only for a few episodes, Shonda Rhimes, the creator, takes a liking to her character and offers her a regular role in the series, until the end of season 3, date at which she became the star of her own spin-off Private Practice, which aired on ABC for 6 seasons.
If Kate Walsh made appearances in a few episodes of seasons 4 to 8 of Grey’s Anatomy, it had been since 2013 that the actress had put on Dr. Addison Montgomery’s blouse.
After the stop of Private Practice, the actress connects the projects by playing in The World of Charlie and Scary Movie 5. In 2013, she is on the poster of season 1 of the anthological series Full Circle before appearing in Fargo.
The following year, NBC gave her the lead role in its new sitcom Bad Judge, in which Kate Walsh plays Rebecca Wright, an unorthodox judge who has a reputation for saying whatever goes through her mind. Unfortunately, the series did not find its audience and was canceled after one season.
A resounding return
It was only 3 years later, in 2017, that the actress returned to the front of the stage with 13 Reasons Why, the new series for teenagers from Netflix. She plays the mother of Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, a young woman who has decided to end her life. This strong role, which she will resume in seasons 2 and 3, allows her to show the full extent of her talent.
In 2019, Netflix once again trusts her since she joins the distribution of Umbrella Academy, a series adapted from Gerard Way’s comics, in which she plays The Handler, the opportunity for her to give the reply to Elliot Page, Tom Hopper and Robert Sheehan. At the same time, Kate Walsh changes register by playing in The Good Criminal, an action film in which she faces Liam Neeson.
Since 2020, she has been in the cast of Emily In Paris, the new series from Darren Star, the creator of Sex and The City. She camps there Madeline, the American boss of Emily, played by Lily Collins, who will have to abandon her plan to come and work in France when she learns of her surprise pregnancy.
Much more present in the last episodes of season 2, the actress should be present in the next round of episodes, the shooting of which should start in the coming months.
A moving reunion
Kate Walsh took over the role of Addison Montgomery for two episodes of season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy, which is currently broadcast on TF1.
As part of her research on uterine transplants, her character travels to Seattle to perform an operation, the opportunity for her to reconnect with Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Amelia (Caterina Scorsone), whom she did not not seen since Derek’s death. A very touching reunion that will please fans of the series.
Find season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy every Wednesday evening from 9:10 p.m. on TF1.