Chyler Leigh: “I’m Not a One-Note Kind Of Person.”
The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star dishes on the work and play behind her role in new Lifetime Original Movie ‘The 19th Wife’.
Did you grab your remote September 13th and watch Chyler Leigh play her most unique role yet? She stars as Queenie Alton in the Lifetime Original Movie, The 19th Wife. The story doubles as a murder mystery and one that lets us inside the secret world of Polygamy.
How did Chyler, aka, Dr. Lexie Grey from Grey’s Anatomy, even get involved with a movie about Polygamy? It fell into her lap, no audition necessary. “I wasn’t planning on working the whole summer,” Chyler said. “But my manager emailed me about the role a day after I got to vacation in Hawaii. Between rounds of golf and swimming with wild dolphins, I read the script and immediately fell in love with it.”
Chyler actually didn’t know much about Polygamy until she got the role. “At first I thought, ‘wow, this seems kinda cooky.’ But, after playing Queenie, I realized there is so much more than meets the eye.”
In fact, she said research was once of the fun parts. “It was really exciting—this was something completely different from my other work in the past four years,” Chyler tells BettyConfidential.