Um, say what? Don't throw shade yet, though — the 32-year-old actress makes valid points about the rigors of being on a broadcast drama. (Full disclosure: The interview is published in French, but we've tried our best to translate Chyler's responses accurately.)
"[In the case] of Grey's Anatomy, [I was] sometimes working sixteen hours a day," she says. "There were fifteen members of the regular cast, everyone had his cue, so sometimes we had eight or nine hours to shoot a single scene. It was exhausting! I was at the point where I was missing the lives of my children. It's not worth it. This is not a criticism of the series or people who work there. I am very grateful to have had this experience, and I always will be. But it was too [much]."
Chyler had two children before joining Grey's and another during her tenure on the show — so you can't blame her for feeling like she wanted more time with her young'uns.
These days, this working mother is starring — and enjoying much easier hours — on the internationally-produced drama Taxi Brooklyn, which NBC will air this summer.
Hey, we're still Chyler fans — and if she's happy, we're happy!