With Mother’s Day approaching, Moms’ Night Out’s May 9th release is simply perfect timing. Sarah Drew, who plays the charmingly neurotic April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy, headlines the story as Allyson, a mom takes break from her kids to hang with her friends. Sean Astin is Allyson’s hubby, who is predictably helpless without his wife minding the store.
The six-week shoot for Moms’ Night Out took place in Birmingham, Alabama, and Drew recently chatted about the difference of starring in a feature film and working on Grey’s Anatomy. “It feels like going away to summer camp,” said Drew, who also co-stars in Moms’ Night Out with Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins. “It’s just this really heightened experience with a ton of adrenaline. Everyone is meeting each other for the first time and excited to get to know each other and bond, and we’re all working for so hard for this tiny, tiny chunk of time. It’s like this moment in time (that’s) frozen.”
Working on Grey’s Anatomy, the series which catapulted the career of producer Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Private Practice), has been a creative and professional boon for Drew. Although April Kepner started out as a frequently harried and nervous resident during her first years at Seattle Grace Hospital (it’s since been renamed Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital), she has gradually become more confident in her abilities.
To hear the actress talk about the joys she gets from playing April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy (she’s actually my favorite character on the show), click on the media bar below:
Moms’ Night Out, directed by Jon and Andrew Erwin (October Baby), opens Friday. The season finale of Grey’s Anatomy airs May 15 on ABC.