Ellen Pompeo hints she may leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ show after Season 16. Ellen Pompeo, who essays the title role of Dr Meredith Grey, in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy strongly hinted that she may be ready to hang up her scrubs for good following the end of the 16th season or at least she may leave the series.
Ellen Pompeo hints she may leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ show after Season 16
Though Grey’s has yet to be officially picked up for season 16, it appears the 48-year-old actress is thinking about her post-Meredith Grey move.
Pompeo said she’s not ready to make a formal announcement regarding her future on the show but said she’s looking for a ‘change’.
“I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell,” Pompeo told Entertainment Weekly.
“I’m really excited to do some new things, it’s about time that I mix it up and I’m really excited about my producing career, and I’m definitely looking for a change, she added.
Along with exploring new opportunities, Pompeo said she wants to spend more time with her children. “My children are getting older so I want to be more available to them now. I can’t be an absentee mom if they’re teenagers, I have to be around to whip their butts,” she said. “So it’s definitely time for change in my life. I’m really looking forward to it and that’s the beauty of my situation.”
Pompeo has starred as Dr Meredith Grey since season 1 of Grey’s Anatomy first premiered in 2005.
“I have definitely played this out for everything that I possibly could,” she said of her time on the show. “I’ve given it 200 per cent of my energy and my love and my time and my commitment and my dedication.”