Ellen Pompeo Explains Her Grey’s Anatomy Exit

Ellen Pompeo knew it was time to leave Grey’s Anatomy—because she was scared what would happen if she didn’t.

“I gotta mix it up a little bit,” she said on The Drew Barrymore Show Dec. 13. “I’m 53, my brain is like scrambled eggs. I gotta do something new. You can’t do The New York Times crossword puzzle every single day.”

And leaving Grey’s, where she’s been scrubbing in as Meredith Grey for 19 years, gives her a chance to finally spread her wings a little bit.

“I mean 19 years, that’s more than people keep their kids in their house,” she told host Drew Barrymore. “People keep their kids in their house until they’re 18 and then they send them off to college, so this is like me like going away to college.”

Now, with Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital mostly in the rearview mirror, it begs the question: What comes next?

Source link