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I was writing a hospital show for a very long time, and that became all that anybody thought that I could write. It's not that I want to do [for example, a female-spy show] because people don't think of me as doing it, but when I do say that's what I want to do next, and some network exec says: 'Really? Can't you do one of your romance triangle-y things?' I want to strangle them. A romance ...
On the first day in September 2001 that she moved into a rental house in Vermont as a quiet place to finish a movie script, the World Trade Center was attacked, which prompted Rhimes to reassess her future and her goals. She decided her top priority was to adopt a child and nine months later she did, with daughter Harper, and became a single mother. Emerson followed in 2012.