EOnline.com – April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) wasted no time after their surprise wedding—the BFFs-turned-newlyweds are already expecting a little bundle of joy on Grey’s Anatomy!
Obviously this means huge things for their fledgling marriage, but does it mean happy times are ahead…or more rough roads to navigate?
“She and Jackson are walking into a pretty gigantic new chapter of their lives together,” Drew tells E! News. “They really hit the ground running in their relationship with the total last-second surprise wedding and then almost immediately after, a surprise pregnancy. They’ve got a lot of changes ahead of them and they will have to grow up really, really fast. We’re going to see how this pregnancy is affecting both of them, and it’s an emotional roller coaster as all things are on Grey’s Anatomy. It’s been really fun to explore that.”
Unfortunately, fans of April and Jackson’s relationship are going to have to wait a bit to really see that impending-parenthood story unfold.
“Our story arc doesn’t really start until a few episodes into the season,” Drew reveals. “We’re really just getting into it now. It picks up in episode 6.”
So when their story does start to unfold, what can fans expect to see?
“We’re going to see some interesting family dynamics,” Drew says. “April’s mom comes to visit [in episode 6] and I just love that episode. It’s interesting because marriage is a wonderful thing and it really forces two people to recognize that they’re very different in a lot of ways and part of that comes from your family origins. We’ve met her sisters and now we get to meet her mother.”
Being around her mother will have a major effect on April of which Jackson might not be the biggest fan.
“April turns into a teenager and regresses around her mother,” Drew says with a laugh. “It’s going to be interesting to see how Jackson handles it. What I love about the Jackson and April relationship is that they have such a deep friendship and such an incredible comfort level with one another that they’re not afraid to call each other out on their nonsense and apologize and forgive each other. It’s wonderful and warm but the dynamic of the mother and the daughter is something that I think a lot of mothers and daughters out there are going to really relate to and might even get uncomfortable about.”