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Ellen Pompeo - "Allure" October 2008

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Grey’s Anatomy lead actress Ellen Pompeo shines on the October 2008 cover of Allure, which was shot in New York City by Michael Thompson. Here is a preview of her interview:

On catching the acting bug as a child while watching the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall: “Afterward, I stood up and said, ‘That’s what I want to be. They’re alive. That’s what I want to do.’ … [But] I was very sad and introverted as a child, and I would never, ever have had the confidence or the extroverted nature to be in a school play.”

On being was surprised at Grey’s Anatomy‘s popularity: “When I did the pilot, I thought, ‘I can’t stand medical shows. This will never get on.’”

On fashion being one of her passions: “Fashion is an art form like any other. All artists love all art. Anything creative—cooking, literature, art—I love it all.”

On having one piece of advice for Meredith: “Just move on. There are plenty of fish in the sea.”

For more photos and the story “A Brief Analysis of Ellen Pompeo,” this issue of Allure hits newsstands on September 23.

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  • CLARKWOOD

    LOL….I agree, but move on? Pfft, if Meredith moved on, SHE’d be out of a job.

  • athena

    Well, this again is another beautiful shoot…but, I think the actors and actresses should stop taking the jobs from models…it’s simply not fair…that’s why there are actresses, and then there are models…I’m not say that there can’t be a crossover…I’m just a little bored with seeing an actress doing a models job in the fashion magazines.

  • Didyeah

    LOVE the cover! cant wait til grey’s anatomy comes back!:)

  • Helena

    That doesn’t even look like her!

  • voe

    Love the McQueen dress.

  • ismaeel

    WOW, she might be a HOT readhead! <3

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    That’s crazy, #2

  • Smilehexe

    Seems many years younger in this look…

  • nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    “Well, this again is another beautiful shoot…but, I think the actors and actresses should stop taking the jobs from models…it’s simply not fair…that’s why there are actresses, and then there are models…I’m not say that there can’t be a crossover…I’m just a little bored with seeing an actress doing a models job in the fashion magazines.”

    Allure is not a fashion magazine, it is a beauty and make up magazine.

  • Julie

    OMG. This is not at all what she looks like!!! Airbrushing is a good thing! If fact…she is very unattractive…..love the show though.

  • jorja

    I LOVE HER!
    GREY’S ANATOMY ROCKS

  • http://www.greys-a.gportal.hu Lexie

    omg :) i love her I LOVE <3

  • http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/ Miss::CulleN

    YAY!! she´s looking pretty amazing in that cover! but i have to disagree with you Ellen… Meredith WON´T move on! if she does, it would be the ending of the show… the all Meredith-Derek drama if very important!

    Peace.

  • *FAMOUS*

    She’s so hot!!!

    Ellen is gorgeous,love her :)

    Thanks JJ

  • Selena

    I think she’s joking about Meredith, this is like when Patrick Dempsey said, that Derek should leave Meredith because she’s too complicated :)

    They’re just trying to tease the fans :)

    Ellen is soooooooooo gorgeous

  • http://justjared.com MARK

    SHE’S FU*KING HOT…

    I LOVE HER LEGS, SHE SHOULD SHOW THEM MORE OFTEN ;)

  • Paul

    She’s really stunning, I love artistic pics!

    She’s gorgeous with red hair,hot ;)

  • gina

    Here starts the Grey’s promotion I guess. She looks great here. Almost didn’t realize it was her.

    http://celebritytoday.today.com/

  • http://celebritysource.blogspot.com/ Courtney

    She’s really beautiful! Ellen’s a stunning beauty.
    I love reading about her!

  • parisgirl

    @ #15
    Lol, no they’re not joking and yes they’re totally right. Their relationship is as unhealthy as it can get.

  • Sarah

    WOW! These pics are amazing! She’s stunning!

  • maria

    Whoah, talk about being PHOTO-SHOPPED to death. Atrocious !

    They’ve barely left any of her left. She looks like Heather Locklear.

  • Ellen Pompeo rocks :)

    Wow, this is s beautiful photo shoot. She looks great…
    Plus, she’s on the biggest issue ever of Allure.

    I love Ellen, she had her hard childhood and yet she’s simple, humble, she’s a wonderful person.

  • Paul

    What a horrible shoot. She’s not a beauty so they’ve gone for high-concept & airbrushed the life out of her. Unrecognisable.

    Word on MurDer though. Even she recognises Meredeath is a flake which is saying something !

  • Claire

    I think this wins for “most photoshopped cover EVER”.

  • http://www.ellenpompeo.net lovergirl

    I really dislike Derek Shepherd, Meredith is so much better than this sorry @ss but MerDer have this big fanbase so I hope this time it would worth is.

    I love Ellen’s photoshoot,her hair are so much blonder in the cover, it really suits her but red hair, platinum hair and brown hair also make her great. Ellen is really gorgeous.

  • NATHAN

    Beautiful woman, gorgeous eyes, hot legs!

    I was at the Y-3 at New York, she’s really beautiful and blonder hair are really great on her, plus she’s a really nice person,she signed us autographs and talked with us, she’s really wonderful inside and out.

  • Amy

    One of their worst issues ever. Very disappointing. Most articles weren’t great and the Pompeo article/photos were very lackluster.

    Allure is quickly becoming a piece of trash.

  • Allure Beauty

    She’s a real beauty. Great pics.

    I think that it bother people that someone so simple can be successful. Nathan, I’m jealous, I would love to met her!

  • Mark

    WOW! AMAZING PICTURES
    ELLEN IS GORGEOUS.
    thanks jj

    I love her comments on each pic :D on allure.com
    she’s very funny.

  • Mike

    My god, first I thought it was Lohan, then the chick from Dancing with the Stars….Photoshopping indeed.

  • Allan

    She is a stunner
    lovely

  • Josh

    Some people just can’t stand her because despite her hair being lighter she still looks like herself, the eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips and teeth are definitely not photoshopped!

    LOVEEEEE ELLEN !!!!

  • Dan

    Beautiful pictures. I specially like the one as a hippie, she looks in all actually. seems Ellen truly enjoys those fashion bits and pieces she gets. She looks amazing. I will definately get it and read the interviews. She’s worth it.

  • Tealeaf

    Every Allure cover looks the SAME..it’s annoying

  • Stefanie

    love her.. but the pics.. mhm.. well the red dress is hot!

  • dd

    meredith should move on, derek’s a douchebag!!

    Go ellen!!!!

  • http://www.ellen-pompeo.org Helena

    I’m from France but I’m so going to do all the bookstores to buy this issue, I bought it when she did their cover a few years ago.
    Ellen is wonderful, sexy and so gorgeous, all the still suit her:
    *the 50′s Pin up with Platinum blond hair,
    *the Hippie Chic,
    *the Red hair Goddess,
    Ellen is stunning.

    Thanks JJ

  • Sarah!

    The cover is really cute, it doesnt really look like her but it’s still pretty!
    I’m so stroked for greys to come back!
    THANKS FOR POSTING JARED:)

  • josh

    Helena I love your title for each pics, my favorite is definitely “the Red hair Goddess”, she’s breathtaking :)

  • CARRY

    I hope that each pic is on on entire page because they seem so artistic, Ellen is really gorgeous, she seems to have a lot of fun doing this photoshoot! I really love her taste in fashion and I like that she recognizes her mistake, the dress she wore in Monaco wasn’t her best choice!

    Love Ellen, can’t wait to see her in GA, the Meredith’ sneak peek was wow.

  • Dan

    The actual issue has different and more pics. those pictures are the behind the scenes pictures from allure.com
    So I’m excited for someone to please scan it for all of us. I can’t wait for the full interview and pictures.

  • LouLou

    Josh #33 – you need to see an optometrist STAT !!

    Of course it’s photo-shopped. All magazines are & this one is VERY obviously so !!

    I like Ellen, but these photos are bad, plain as day.

  • http://www.ellen-pompeo.org Helena

    Dan @ 09/16/2008 at 3:54 pm

    The actual issue has different and more pics. those pictures are the behind the scenes pictures from allure.com
    So I’m excited for someone to please scan it for all of us. I can’t wait for the full interview and pictures.
    ______________________________________________

    Me too I can’t wait, I love Ellen’s interviews, she’s so humble and down to earth.
    the behind the scenes pics look great so the real pics should be wonderfully awesome :)

  • Lee

    Holy Cow. What awful photos. It does look like Heather Locklear or Lindsay Lohan. And the orange wig ? Yuck.

    Allure need to take a few hints from Vogue & go up-market. The Rachel Weisz Vogue cover photo is far superior to this photo-shopped wreck.

  • ismaeel

    Haterz, leave plz.

  • Amy

    She is absolutely gorgeous
    and those pictures are wonderful

    thank you jared.

    I can’t wait to read the interview and
    see the pics in the issue itself.

  • Josh

    #43 LouLou I’m not dumbed, I know that the cover has been photoshopped but people saying that they don’t recognize her are really exaggerating.

    Her main features are not touched: eyes, eyebrows, nose, slim lips and teeth ( even her front tooth default is here) and cheeks shape.
    Mainly touched: the scare near her lip is not here, same for her expression’s wrinkles around her eyes and freckles.
    A part this points I still think people exaggerate when they say it’s not her and that she’ totally photoshopped, plus every mags and every stars is photoshopped, it’s what makes people fantasize.

    And this isn’t some photoshop which will make me dislike Ellen POMPEO or any other star that I like.

  • Peace and love

    I recognised her, but the really blonde hair threw me off, like I was…is that really her…..lol.

    It was a 2 day shoot, I hope we get lots of pictures.

    Those pictures look outrageous and totally fun!

  • OlgaU

    She looks amazing.
    ! gorgeous !

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