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Ellen Pompeo Has No Desire to Act After 'Grey's Anatomy'

Ellen Pompeo Has No Desire to Act After 'Grey's Anatomy'

Ellen Pompeo looks super chic while leaving E. Baldi after having lunch on Wednesday afternoon (September 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 44-year-old actress participated in a BuzzFeed Brews session later that night where she talked about her plans for when Grey’s Anatomy ends one day.

“I definitely don’t have a strong desire to act after Grey’s,” Ellen said. “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.”

“With acting, I don’t feel I have anything to prove anymore,” she continued. “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.”

“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,” Ellen added. “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.”

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  • kelly

    Good for her, she’s smart enough to not do a bunch of terrible movies like other actresses do. Some people should just be happy with what made them who they are.

  • Jennifer

    Good for her. I always liked how she didn’t milk the fame either when Grey’s was at its height of fame…and she’s kept a low profile still even though the show is still doing well. She’s made money, she has a healthy family she loves, and she’s been fulfilled in her career….isn’t that what we all what out of life? A lot of these actors (not all, but a lot) feel like their career isn’t fulfilled until they’re a “legend” or they’re an “Oscar winner”. It’s nice to know that there are some out there who can just be on one show for 10 years and not want out of the show so they can ‘see what else is out there’. Some people retire at 66 and are too tired to get involved with anything else or they have an illness, so if she can retire 20 years before typical retiring age and use her younger years to just enjoy life and try other activities then, again, good for her…and she has the money too. I wish I could say the same, or my parents…who are still working and hate every minute of it.

  • GerardButthole

    And the world thanks you, Ellen. Now go back to the kitchen and bedroom where you belong, you wh.ore.

  • offtheproperty

    Good because we’ve had more than enough of her pandering already.

  • zoz

    @GerardButthole:

    You are crazy!

  • Amanda

    Thanks God, she is nobody in Hollywood. C list

  • must be nice

    Easy to say when you’ve made enough money to not HAVE to work again.

  • elsa

    reject them before they reject you, lol

  • Camden

    Eh….yeah…sure.

    She’ll be back acting. Unless she’s going to get into serious directing like say Angelina Jolie, we’ll probably see her in a sitcom or something.

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