Ellen Pompeo Doesn’t See Herself Acting After 'Grey’s Anatomy'


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Ellen Pompeo Doesn't See Herself Acting After "Grey's Anatomy"

Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy revealed something shocking to all her fans at Buzzfeed Brews with Facebook Live! Ellen said that she doesn't plan on acting once Grey's Anatomy is finished! WHAT?!


Ellen said, "I definitely don't have a strong desire to act after Grey's. I feel myself transitioning. I don't find acting terribly empowering. For the place I am in my life ... I don't necessarily want to work for other people."

In fact, Ellen believes that she feels complete when it comes to acting because of the success of Grey's Anatomy.

She said, "With acting, I don't feel I have anything to prove anymore. Grey's is in 97 countries or something, and we've had this blessing of all these wonderful fans who still love us 10 years later; I feel like we did it. And I don't have anything else to prove."

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Ellen added, "I'd like to try and challenge myself. I feel like I got the acting thing. I would like to try and see if I could do something different, and be successful at something different. I feel like I'm very successful at acting, at my definition of success. Some other people want films or Oscars or whatever, and that's their journey. For my journey, I kind of feel like I did the absolute top of what I could do with television, and I would like to try a new sport and see if I'm any good at something else."


While we're happy if Ellen is happy, we'd be pretty sad to see her leave the acting scene past Grey's Anatomy! Luckily, she says she isn't completely ruling out acting in the future.

"Never say never," Ellen said. "I'm not going to come out there and make one of those statements like, 'I'm retiring.' I think Jay Z said he was retiring at one point too. So, I try to keep an open heart and open mind and open soul and spirit to whatever comes my way, and whatever is meant to be for me will be."


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