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Ellen Pompeo Explains Why There's No 'Grey's Anatomy' End For Her on 'The Ellen Show' - Watch Here!

Ellen Pompeo Explains Why There's No 'Grey's Anatomy' End For Her on 'The Ellen Show' - Watch Here!

Ellen Pompeo got emotional on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing today (October 23), as she discussed her hit show Grey’s Anatomy impact and why she keeps returning to the beloved medical drama.

“There’s just no end in sight,” the 48-year-old actress told host Ellen. “The show is so popular.”

“Everywhere I go, whether it’s Italy, whether it’s France, London, Kansas,” Ellen said, “the people that come up to me with tears in their eyes and tell me how meaningful the show is to them…”

Ellen then went on to tell a story about, during the very first episode she directed, a young actor who opened up to her about the impact of the series has had on his own life.

“A teenager was in the show and he was gay, and he played a gay character,” Ellen recalled. “After we’d filmed the whole entire episode, he said to me, ‘‘My whole life, I’ve watched this show with my parents, and I sort of used the show as a way to tell my parents that I was gay — and to show my parents that it’s OK, that I’m not different, there’s nothing wrong with me. ‘Grey’s’ really helped my parents to understand what having a gay son meant, and that it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.’”


Ellen Pompeo Gets Emotional Over ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Impact

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