In spite of his big coming out earlier this year, don’t expect a guy on T.R. Knight’s arm at the Emmys this Sunday.
The Grey’s Anatomy star, who memorably came out in October, 2006, tells OK! at the 1st Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Producers’ Peer Group Party last night that he’ll have a lady by his side instead for the ceremony. “Platonic,” he jokes, adding that he would be wearing Hugo Boss. “And hopefully I won’t have any zits that day. I’m sure I will because that’s the thing I don’t want.” T.R. is up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series while three Grey’s dames, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson, and his BFF Katherine Heigl, are vying out for Supporting Actress. Missing from the list and the Grey’s set is fiery redhead Kate Walsh, who has moved onto greener pastures, or Los Angeles, for her spinoff Private Practice, and the void is definitely felt, the 36-year-old says. “I work with such an insanely incredible cast. But I miss Kate Walsh a lot. I miss her humor.” Catch the Emmys, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, on FOX this Sunday at 8 p.m. Grey’s Anatomy returns for its fourth season on Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. on ABC. Private Practice premieres the day before at 9 p.m.
By Joyce Eng