Ellen Pompeo Has ‘No Desire’ to Continue Acting After Grey’s Anatomy : ‘It’s for the Youth’



Kelsey McNeal/ABC Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy

Dr. Meredith Grey would possibly simply be Ellen Pompeo‘s final appearing position! 

The Golden Globe nominee, 51, lately admitted that she’d be fantastic hanging up her appearing hat when Grey’s Anatomy takes its ultimate bow. “I’m not saying I’ll by no means act once more, I very properly might, however I’m not tremendous enthusiastic about persevering with my appearing profession,” she mentioned final week on the Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast. 

“The acting, even though I haven’t done a million different roles, I feel like I’ve done it,” Pompeo added. “Sitting around in trailers, traveling around, shooting this in Atlanta, shooting that in Vancouver. I have no desire to go sit in trailers at 11 o’clock at night and wait to shoot scenes and have ADs knock on my door and tell me when I can eat lunch. You know, it’s for the young at heart. It’s for the youth!”

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Pompeo’s starred because the titular physician in Grey’s Anatomy for the whole lot of its 17-season run, however has expressed uncertainty about her future with the present lately. “This 12 months may very well be it,” she informed Variety in October, forward of the season 17 finale. The present was renewed for season 18 in May.

The actress beforehand informed Entertainment Weekly in 2018 that she was “looking for a change” in her profession. “I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell,” she mentioned on the time.

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After negotiating a $20 million wage in 2018, Pompeo later mentioned she “made a decision to make money” by sticking with the present as a substitute of pursuing different alternatives. “For me, personally, a healthy home life was more important than career,” she mentioned final August.

“I didn’t grow up with a particularly happy childhood,” Pompeo added. “So the idea that I have this great husband and these three beautiful children [and] a happy home life was really something I needed to complete, to close the hole in my heart.”

The Old School actress shares daughters Stella Luna, 11½, Sienna May, 6½, and son Eli Christopher, 4½, with music producer husband Chris Ivery, 54.

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As for what’s subsequent for Pompeo, she’s taken an curiosity in enterprise, which she’s “excited” to pursue additional. “I’m more entrepreneurial at this stage,” she mentioned on Ladies First. “I’m excited about investing in businesses, and starting business. That’s an area of growth that I’m excited about, using my brain in a different way.”

Pompeo additionally teased an upcoming podcast she’s internet hosting, entitled Tell Me. “[I thought], ‘Let me go out there and do something I’ve never done before and try something completely different for absolutely no other reason than to try something different because I haven’t for so long,'” she mentioned. “If it fails, it fails, but at least I’m trying something new.”


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