Sara was playing "The Lady of the Lake" on Broadway when ABC producers spotted her. "They said, 'Be on our network, pick a show.' They sent me every show they had, and Grey's Anatomy was my favorite," she says. "I was a huge fan." After breakfast with show creator Shonda Rhimes, Sara had a part!
Sara says she was a wreck on her first day, especially because she was cast as a love interest for an actor she had a crush on—T.R. Knight, who plays Dr. George O'Malley. "It was surreal to meet the characters because I was a fan," she says.
Now Sara's so comfortable with T.R., she even has a kissing pact with him! "When you're very close to one another ... the breath can sometimes play a part," Sara says. "We just agreed to ... let each other know if we need to chew some gum or have a mint."