Grey’s Anatomy star suggests she’s giving up acting after show ends

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Grey’s Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo has hinted that she will likely pursue a career outside of the theater once the long-running medical drama ends.

The actress, who has played Doctor Meredith Gray on the show since 2005, said she has started to feel “more entrepreneurial” in recent years and has “finished” being in front of the camera, though. that she hadn’t “played a million different roles.” “.

“I have a few really exciting things that I’m working on that I’m not quite ready to talk about just yet, but I’m definitely working on my next chapter, so to speak,” Pompeo said. In the styleLaura Brown’s Appearing On It Ladies First Podcast.

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“I don’t know if it’s sitting in a trailer watching me onscreen. I’m not saying I’ll never play again, I can very well, but I’m not very excited about it. my acting career, ”said the 51-year-old actor. -old continued. “I’m more excited about starting businesses and investing in businesses, it’s an area of ​​growth that I’m passionate about, using my brain in a different way.

“Sitting in trailers, traveling and filming this in Atlanta, and filming this in Vancouver, I don’t want to go sit in trailers at 11 at night and wait to shoot scenes and let people knock on my door and tell me when I can have lunch. It’s for the young at heart. ”

After running for 17 seasons and another – which will see Pompeo and his longtime colleagues Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. reprise their roles – which will premiere next month, the series has seen several actors come and go.

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During the conversation, Pompeo went on to say that while the new faces on set are awesome, she misses the whole beginning, and that sense of novelty and camaraderie.

“We all had something already,” she recalls. “It was so exciting because neither of us had ever had that kind of recognition. Sandra Oh was very successful, and Patrick [Dempsey] was also very successful.

“So they had experienced it. And Katherine Heigl had worked her whole life. She was a child actress and had a wealth of experience. We had a lot of fun back then.”

Grey’s Anatomy season 17 airs on ABC in the United States and Sky witness in the UK, with select episodes also available on NOW. Seasons 1-16 are broadcast on Disney +.


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