Rachelle Lefevre Heading To Shonda Rhimes’ New Medical Drama
First Published: July 23, 2010 9:49 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Rachelle Lefevre may no longer be a part of “The Twilight” franchise, but the actress has lined up a new gig – on TV.
The redhead has joined the cast of “Off The Map,” a Shonda Rimes-produced medical drama, as a regular, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
Rachelle will play hippie doctor Eva, who according to Entertainment Weekly, has a great deal of knowledge in “international medicine.” Eva will have a history with the medical clinic the series is set around, thanks to her characters former romantic dalliance with Ben, played by New Zealand-bred actor Martin Henderson.
This isn’t Rachelle’s first time to nab a TV role. She’s had guest roles in “CSI,” “Boston Legal,” and a five episode arc in the ill-fated “Swingtown.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, “Off The Map,” is the third medical-based drama from Shonda. This time, however, the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” creator is taking an executive role, as the series, which will hit screens midseason, was created by “Grey’s” writer Jenna Bans.
“I didn’t write it. GA writer Jenna Bans is creator of Off The Map,” Shonda Tweeted back in January “I’m just like a proud, proud mama exec producing.”
Like “Grey’s” and “Private Practice,” the new series is also about medical personnel, but this time there’s no swanky hospital or flashy private facility involved. “Off The Map” will be based around doctors who work in a tropical area.
Deadline reported that Marnie Gummer, Meryl Streep’s daughter, is also in the cast as is former “Without A Trace” star Enrique Muriano, Puerto Rican star Jose Julian, and recent “The Pacific” actress Caroline Dhavernas.
Also in the cast is recent “Grey’s” hunk Jason George, who played Bailey’s love interest, Dr. Ben Warren.
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