An actress who has been a star of broadcast prime for years made some revealing statements indicating she might prefer to be doing something else.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Ellen Pompeo, who has been the star of the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” since it first rolled out in 2005, said she doesn’t have much interest in returning to acting whenever the show wraps up.
Appearing on a panel discussion, Pompeo was asked about her producing work, which she has been focusing on through her development deal with ABC Studios. She has already sold “Debt,” a financial satire at ABC Family.
“I definitely don’t have a strong desire to act after ‘Grey’s’; I definitely feel myself transitioning,” she said. “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.”
Asked whether she was announcing that she would be retiring, she replied, “I mean, never say never, I’m not going to come out and make one of those statements like, ‘I’m retiring after’ and then in February come back. … I try to keep an open heart, an open mind, an open soul and spirit to whatever comes my way, and whatever is meant to be for me will be.”
The actress recently signed a new two-year deal to stay on the drama series.