As much as fans love Grey’s Anatomy, they know it can’t go on forever. Ellen Pompeo recently appeared on the podcast “Armchair Expert” by Dax Shepard to discuss her time on the show. After 15 years and 17 seasons, Pompeo says she hasn’t particularly enjoyed watching herself age on the show.
“But at the same time, I think the overall goal of my life is to always keep my ego in check,” Pompeo continued. “I don’t want to tell myself lies. I don’t lie about my age.”
Pompeo turns 51 in November.
Grey’s Anatomy Could Potentially Continue Without Ellen Pompeo
“When Patrick left, I had something to prove,” said Ellen Pompeo. “He left season 11, and then I was renegotiating season 12, so I could have left, because the man left, which is not the story I want to tell.”
Fortunately for fans, Ellen Pompeo stuck around and is now one of the highest-paid actresses on television.
However, some fans feel the show has run its course. After Season 17 airs this fall, they worry there isn’t much left of a story to tell. Grey’s veteran Justin Chambers (Dr. Alex Karev) exited last season, leaving only three of the show’s original actors as part of the cast. But the show proves time and time again that it can survive without former leads. It may go on without Ellen Pompeo.
Season 17 Could Be Here Before You Know It
Grey’s Anatomy and its sister show, Station 19, will return this fall, but no one knows exactly when right now. One thing has already been confirmed — the upcoming season will definitely handle the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ellen Pompeo recently teased that the cast and crew are preparing to resume production:
We are almost ready to start shooting!! https://t.co/ZeBwuovfNu
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) August 27, 2020
If there’s one person who should know, it’s the Grey’s Anatomy star!
But what do you think? Does Grey’s Anatomy have plenty of life left, or is it time for the Grey Sloan surgeons to hang up their scrubs? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Keep following us online and we’ll update you when we have any more information.
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