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Shondaland: Shonda Rhimes wants to work with Idris Elba, plus shows she wishes she created

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JAMES WHITE for EW

In Shondaland, TV-watching has to come after TV-writing — at least for Shonda Rhimes. The showrunner behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder talked the challenges of keeping up with her viewing, binging, and tweeting habits while working in television in this video of EW’s exclusive shoot of the leading women behind #TGIT.

Among the myriad shows she tries to keep up with are a slew of comedies, including The Mindy Project, Playing House, and Another Period, as well as “all of Masters of Sex filling up my DVR,” Orange Is the New Black, and a few seasons of Game of Thrones. (The last episode she watched included The Red Wedding.) “You don’t have a lot of time to watch television,” she says about her job. “I can’t wait to catch up.”

Watch Rhimes’ interview above for more behind-the-scenes looks at her shoot with Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis, and Kerry Washington, along with the actor she most wants to work with in the future. (Hint: Plenty of fans think he’d be perfect for 007 … )

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