Ellen Pompeo says she’s ‘been trying to focus on convincing everybody that’ it’s time for Grey’s Anatomy to end
Ellen Pompeo says she thinks it’s time for Grey’s Anatomy to end.
The 52-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress, chatting with Insider on Saturday, said she has ‘been trying to focus on convincing everybody that [the show] should end.’
Pompeo, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama, says she’s often focused on the creative possibilities for the series, whereas others focus on the commercial success.
The latest: Ellen Pompeo, 52, told Insider on Saturday, said she has ‘been trying to focus on convincing everybody that’ Grey’s Anatomy ‘should end;’ she was snapped in LA this past September
‘I feel like I’m the super naive one who keeps saying, “But what’s the story going to be, what story are we going to tell?”’ she said. ‘And everyone’s like, “Who cares, Ellen? It makes a gazillion dollars.”‘
The Shonda Rhimes-created show, which is currently in its 18th season, initially hit the air in 2005.
Pompeo previously echoed similar sentiments speaking with Entertainment Weekly in September of 2018, where she said she thought about a ‘change’ in her career.
‘I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories we can tell,’ Pompeo said. ‘It’s about time that I mix it up.’
Pompeo plays Dr. Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama
Pompeo said that she looks to present her three children with ‘examples of other people being active in fighting for things that matter, rather than trying to tell them what to do’
The following month, she appeared on Ellen and said there was ‘no end in sight’ to the hit show and that she wanted to continue because the show was ‘touching lives and making a difference’ with its stories.
The Everett, Massachusetts native was speaking to the outlet about her company Betr Remedies, which works alongside the non-profit organization SIRUM, which focuses on redistributing prescription medications that were not used to communities in need working with charitable pharmacies.
Pompeo told Insider she ‘had no idea how much actual medication goes into landfills’ prior to her work with Betr Remedies, and saw the collaboration ‘as a pretty interesting opportunity to be a part of a startup that was addressing some real issues that we have.’
Pompeo, who shares daughters Stella, 12, and Sienna, seven, and son Eli, four, with husband Chris Ivery, 54, said that she looks to present her children with ‘examples of other people being active in fighting for things that matter, rather than trying to tell them what to do.
‘I like to point out how many good people there are really working hard to try to make significant change in whatever areas they’re passionate about.’