HitFix Interview: Caterina Scorsone talks about Amelia's 'Private Practice' meltdown
She talks about her character's long, slow spiral into addiction
Caterina Scorsone, 30, plays neurosurgeon Amelia Shepherd on "Private Practice," but her character isn't worrying about neuroblastomas and brain tumors too much these days. Amelia (the kid sister of "Grey's Anatomy" Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd) has had her struggles with addiction in the past, but she officially fell off the wagon in recent episodes. She quit her job, wrote prescriptions for herself and threw herself into a drug-fueled affair with a handsome stranger named Ryan. On Thurs. Nov. 17, "Practice" will air a two-hour special episode focused on an intervention for Amelia. I spoke to Scorsone about her character's dramatic arc, what we can expect to come and why Amelia finally snapped.
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