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Ellen Pompeo Will Continue On 'Grey's Anatomy' If Asked

Ellen Pompeo Will Continue On 'Grey's Anatomy' If Asked

Ellen Pompeo heads to Maxfield to do some shopping on Friday (September 30) in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old actress recently chatted with TV Guide about her future on her hit show Grey’s Anatomy.

“I was invited for eight years – that was my contract – and no one has asked me for a day more,” Ellen said. “I know [creator] Shonda Rhimes has said the show will continue, but I wouldn’t presume that they want to continue with me. You don’t get dressed for the party if you don’t have an invitation.”

“I would love the opportunity to discuss it,” Ellen said about extending her contract. “I would never turn up my nose at Grey’s. As long as the stories are honest and truthful, and Patrick [Dempsey] and I feel there is material for us to be passionate about, it still beats a 9-to-5 job any day. If I hear from the fans that they want us to keep going, then I would continue because we owe them everything.”

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    Ellen good mother

  • BEAN

    The episodes so far have been rubbish. The storylines are rubbish. I hte to say it but I think Greys Anatomy has gone on long enough.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Well I’m sure Grey’s pays A LOT better than most 9-5′s – not to mention all the perks!!

  • Liz

    Lovely, beautiful woman.
    And you BET we want her to stay on Grey’s! She IS the Grey in Grey’s, and she & Patrick are the show’s heart. It’s incredible that they still haven’t ask her to stay for more seasons…

  • Ella

    First: Ellen is such a beautiful one!
    Second: Obviously she’ll stay on Grey’s because it wouldn’t be Grey’s Anatomy without Grey.
    And third: Rubbish???Seriously???

  • lia

    That quote was from a while ago. Anyway, grey’s just needs to end. Its been a crappy show for a while and there are seriously no more interesting stories to tell. The ratings just continue to decline and it honestly just makes no sense to keep it going. Greys is a shell of its former self and shonda should do the right thing and end it with dignity.

  • lili

    Sexy!! Ellen should leave Grey’s with a bang, a big story for Meredith GREY! She plays Meredith beautifully, so much talent! Ellen should go on do other projects. I can’t wait to see her in movies or new tv show.

  • EllenPompeoLover

    Ellen Pompeo looks LOVELY! love that smile of her on the pics <3

    Tnx for sharing JJ

  • Mari

    The show is such a waste of time. She should try to get a role with more substance.

  • Dean

    She IS Greys Anatomy. No Ellen means no Grey’s so if she leaves the show ends.

    She looks gorgeous here
    and she does more than just an amazing job as Meredith Grey she is brilliant at it. the first 3 episodes of this season have been amazing. when Meredith Grey and the originals are the centre and more screen time, the show rocks.

  • Ellen’s Biggest Fan

    There is no such a thing called Grey’s anatomy without my dream woman Ellen shes the light of my eyes she make my day every single move in my life i take i put grey’s actions in my thoughts honestly she inspires me

    the show must not go on without lovely Ellen.

  • Annie

    It’s kind of pathetic how she is trying to use fans to get more money from the network. Negotiate behind the closed doors.

  • gem

    ellen is beautiful and i hope she does stay on greys i love her in it! x

  • Maddie

    The new season’s been so great so far. I’m pretty excited. Season 6 and 7 was kinda average. It had it’s moments. But season 8… if the premiere and episode 3 is anything to go on, we’re in for an amazing season. It feels so great! I hope EP&PD either stay together, or leave together. Either way, together is essential.

  • http://Ilovejenniferandbenbothgreatpeopleiwishthemthebest Sarah

    i love greys i dont want grey’s anatomy to ever end

  • Richard

    Wonderful She looks hot!!!! Im so glad that she’s not wearing sunglasses because she has the most beautiful eyes in the world.

  • will

    ellen, you should do another tv show or movie … please…

  • ohmygod

    she HAS to stay. They can’t keep going without Meredith and Derek. Soon there’ll be nothing but new carachters on the show. Sheriously. First Burke, the Addison, then George AND hen Izzie. And Meredith is the main carachter. If you think the show is “rubbish” now, then just wait and see til’ the episodes without Meredith and Derek air. Now THAT will be rubbish.

  • Merisi

    I hope she’ll get her wish to have stories that she and Patrick Dempsey can be “passionate about” because I’m really enjoying the MerDer storyline right now. It’s not necessarily easy viewing if you’re a fan, but it gives a new depth to their relationship, allows both actors to shine and gives me hope that the writers of this show have finally understood the real potential of these characters and of their relationship.

  • Sam

    Loved the picture of Ellen but this information has been out for a while and is being recycled and reworked by various news outlets. There is no GA without Ellen and this year is so much better than last.

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  • Ellen’s Biggest Fan


    She has the right to do more than that bcoz shes the one who made grey’s anatomy in the 1st place

    Remember my word Shonda will extend her contract becoz shes smart enough to know that the success of the show in Ellen’s hand

  • a

    I love Ellen cos i think she’s great and without Ellen dere will b no Ga cos she’s d g in d Ga.

  • danie

    why she could smile so beautiful like that ??

  • Caz

    i so hope they both stay on has I wouldn’t keep on watching it with out them both. This is one show I love to watch. : )