T.R. Knight opened up to "Access Hollywood's" Shaun Robinson about how things are on the set of "Grey's Anatomy," months after co-star Isaiah Washington's infamous homophobic slur at the 2007 Golden Globes.
Saturday evening at the 18th Annual GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards in Hollywood, Knight talked exclusively with Robinson. When asked about how things are on the set of "Grey's Anatomy," Knight told Robinson, "We have about 20 days left, not that I'm counting ... It's going to be nice to have two months away, you know. I think everyone's looking forward to it."
When Robinson asked if the break from work would finally give Knight time to reflect over the entire season he said, "Yeah, to learn from it. Grow. That's the hope; that's my hope."
In talking about whether or not the cast has reached a point of healing and unity, Knight said, "I don't know. We're showing up and doing our work. … There's a lot of work to be done so that's my focus."
When asked how he would work on the process of healing the relationship between he and co-star Washington, Knight told Robinson, "I just focus on doing the work. That's my job, that's what I'm paid for and I think that's enough."
Knight also attributed his upbringing to the way he reacted to the public situation and what he hopes others take from his experience.
"I think a lot of coming from New York to Los Angeles and being on the television show is, if you're more private, kind of a lot to take in," Knight said.
"Growing up, you wanted to just see yourself. When we saw ourselves put in bad light or made fun of, of course, it didn't feel well. Kids growing up see more and more of themselves. I think that has to be a good thing."
The full interview airs on "Access Hollywood" on Monday.