One of my favorite callie and arizona moments. the scene is so sad yet so sweet.
I need a minute to miss my brother.
I always talk about Sara’s acting, a lot actually. But I really have to give a serious shout out to this magnificent lady.
The thing with Sara Ramirez is, she’s played Callie for nine years, and her character has been extremely established and built by Shonda and Co. (Sara knows Callie Torres).
But Arizona Robbins, not so much. As we’ve read in many reviews and articles the past little while, the unreadable, wall-built persona of Arizona Robbins frustrates the hell out of those of us who want to understand her. Because we love her of course. She’s built a strong fort around herself to protect her vulnerability and people who are “fixers” want to break it down. I truly believe that. There are people who want to fix people and understand people flaws and all, and those are the types of people who fall in love with the Arizona Robbins types. And those of us who love her, have that mind frame. Her mysteriousness intrigues us immensely.
Place a character like that into an actresses’ hands and watch how difficult it is to portray. Does Jessica Capshaw know exactly what it is that Arizona Robbins is protecting or hiding? Because if she doesn’t, that makes playing this character extremely difficult.
Look at this screenshot of her. She’s supposed to be playing a woman who desperately wants to comfort her ex-wife, with a supposed chip on her shoulder, all the while using facial expressions that make the viewer quesion, does she still love Callie or not. Jessica Capshaw is a pro at the unreadable facial expression while still showing concern for her screen partner. You can totally see the “tug-of-war” love and hate expression on her face here. And to me, personally, that would have to be the hardest type of character to play on film.
We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of. I understand that. I know nobody’s perfect but how do you live with it? How do you get up every morning and face the world knowing you could’ve done better, that you should’ve done better. Is sorry enough? Can an apology actually heal our wounds? Ease our pain? Can it undone the hurt we’ve caused?
|—||Callie Torres (Season10, Ep.9-Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word)|
"I understood what Travis was feeling. I went through the same thing with my wife. She… she lost her leg last year and it’s changed us. It’s cost us in ways that I can’t even begin to understand. I wouldn’t wish this experience on anyone. And now it was happening to my patient. Of course I was sorry. I still am. I’m so, so sorry this happened to you Travis. But that makes me human, that does not make me negligent. I mean if I can’t feel for my patients without getting sued then I guess I’m just going to keep on getting sued because that’s who I am. I won’t apologize for that."