One Tree Hill and White Collar alum Hilarie Burton is headed to Seattle for a very special guest role on Grey’s Anatomy. Burton has been cast to play a recurring role on the medical drama as a craniofacial specialist who comes to the hospital to work on an important case. Burton is set to appear in the 22nd episode of this year, which will air in May.
Burton is best known for her role as Peyton Sawyer on One Tree Hill, but she has had some other notable roles since the series ended, including a guest spot on Castle and her role as Matt Bomer’s love interest on White Collar. Burton has also just joined the cast of the Michael Pena Fox drama pilot The List. While Burton has never made an appearance on Grey’s Anatomy in the past, her real life boyfriend Jeffrey Dean Morgan played one of the most memorable characters in Grey’s Anatomy history. Morgan played heart transplant patient Denny Duquette from 2006-2009.
Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes recently took to her twitter account to give her followers a tiny update on the season finale. "Had very intense discussions yesterday with writers about the Grey's season finale. We made some very bold shocking decisions. Wow," she tweeted.
Burton’s character will likely be sticking around through the finale of this season. What do you think of her addition to the cast? I wonder if the important case she is brought in to work on will have anything to do with Meredith’s baby.