Kevin McKidd Predicts 'Bumpy Ride' For 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 8

Kevin McKidd attends the 'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' special screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater, NYC, February 4, 2010 Kevin McKidd attends the 'Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief' special screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater, NYC, February 4, 2010

Keep those Kleenex boxes close, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans.

Access Hollywood caught up with Kevin McKidd (who plays Dr. Owen Hunt on the ABC series) at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday where the handsome actor dished the dirt on what’s in store for the angst-filled staff of Seattle Grace.

“It’s a big season. My character just got promoted to the chief of the hospital — which comes out of the blue,” Kevin told Access of the medical drama’s eighth season, while promoting his upcoming Pixar film, “Brave” at the expo on Saturday. “There’s a lot of the usual behind-the-scenes drama. There’s problems with Christina [played by Sandra Oh] and Owen that might or might not be resolved.

“It’s going to be a bumpy ride,” he added.

While Kevin’s character may face a tough road ahead, the actor himself is excited for the season as he gets to step behind the camera for an episode.

“I’m actually just about to start prepping my next episode that I’m directing, which is exciting,” he told Access. “I directed one last season.”

As for rumors that Season 8 may be the last for some “Grey’s” stars, Kevin said “nobody knows that yet.”

“All of that is up in the air,” he said. “So we’ll have to see.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 8 will premiere on September 22 on ABC.

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