Krista Vernoff and Shoshannah Stern Break Down Bringing the First Deaf Doctor to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ | Variety
When “Grey’s Anatomy” introduces Dr. Lauren Riley in its Feb. 13 episode, “Save the Last Dance for Me,” it marks more than just Shoshannah Stern’s debut on the long-running drama: Dr. Riley is also the first recurring deaf doctor on a primetime network series.
To tackle the groundbreaking character, Stern teamed up with “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff, who initially didn’t realize this would be a historic first.
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