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Tracee Ellis Ross Says It Was 'Very Emotional' Filming the Final Episode of 'Black-ish'

Tracee Ellis Ross Says It Was 'Very Emotional' Filming the Final Episode of 'Black-ish'

Tracee Ellis Ross is opening up about the end of Black-ish.

The ABC show’s series finale is set to air on April 19 and during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (April 11), the 49-year-old actress shared that she had a hard time coming to terms with the series ending after eight seasons.

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“The whole season, I knew was the end, so I was very present and sort of aware of endings, even the things that bothered me,” she explained, adding that she had been very sentimental on set.

“But the last week I really said to myself, ‘Just let yourself feel whatever comes up,’ and I had a lot of tears,” she continued. “And it was also really wonderful to be able to take a moment. I was just talking to everybody and hearing their experience in the eight years and what about it was so special for them because we’ve been the same family for eight years, most of our crew is the same and everything’s so very emotional.”

Tracee went on to say that it was a strange feeling to have something she’d been a part of for so long come to an end.

“There’s no ritual around ending a TV show, you know, and it’s a hard thing to end when it becomes your world and and your family and your life,” she said. “I spent more time with everyone on that [than] I did with my family.”

Ellen added that Black-ish was “an important show” and “always will be,” to which the actress replied: “I leave with a lot of joy and pride.”

Watch the clip down below.

Earlier this month, Tracee revealed that she wasn’t a huge fan of one of her Black-ish co-stars at first.

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