Eric Dane Doesn’t Think ‘Greys Anatomy’ Can Survive Without Ellen Pompeo Screen Rant


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Grey’s Anatomy It just wouldn’t be the same without Meredith, played by the TV icon Ellen Pompeo! And according to his co-star Eric Dane, who plays Mark Sloane, ABC’s longtime hit might not survive without her. Eric made the comments during an appearance on SiriusXM Andy Cohen Live this week to discuss HBO Max Euphoria. When asked if he thought the show could continue without Ellen’s star power, Eric said it was a “good question.”

Ellen Pompeo and Eric Dane
Ellen Pompeo and Eric Dane appear in a scene from “Grey’s Anatomy.” (Scott Garfield/Abc-Tv/Kobal/Shutterstock)

“I don’t know,” Eric told Andy during the interview. “That’s a good question. You know, is it the show that’s the star or is Ellen the star of the show and me, I don’t know. I think at this point, I think that it could live without her, but I, I think it would be short-lived Ellen, who has now appeared for 19 seasons, obviously doesn’t need the gig anymore – when Andy asked “how much” Eric thinks that She’s rich after nearly two decades on the wildly popular show, he joked, “I don’t think Ellen needs to work anymore, Andy.

Ellen herself hinted that the show could go on without her. In a May interview, the Golden Globe nominee said the show would go on, but “not necessarily” with her. “shonda [Rhimes] and I, I think – we’ll see, we’ll see, ” she said entertainment tonight on the red carpet for the show’s historic 400th episode, being asked about his future. “Trying to reinvent the show and continually trying to reinvent the show is the challenge at this point, and listen, the show speaks to a lot of people, and young people love the show.”

The beloved actress highlighted how Grey’s Anatomy has inspired its viewers and shaped careers. “It’s inspired so many generations of healthcare workers, so I think for young people it’s really good content and we’re going to try to keep it for young people, not necessarily with me, but keep it beyond me. “, she says. “We’ll find someone, maybe, or we won’t,” she said.


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