Grey's Anatomy's ending is already on the horizon, the medical drama series' star Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey, reveals.
Showrunner Shonda Rhimes previously said that she would continue Grey's Anatomy as long as Pompeo wanted, but it seemed that the end is near as the star seemed to be hinting that she would focus on other things once the series wraps up. The 48-year-old actress revealed she and the writer will both make the decision and that "we're getting there."
Fans of the long-running show has just learned that it has been renewed for its 15th run, but unfortunately, the Grey's Anatomy's end is imminently drawing near. Pompeo also explained that the show greatly helped her in realizing that relationships change.
"They take work. Like any marriage, friendship. You gotta put in the work. You have to accept other people's flaws, and accept your own flaws and try to change and be a better person," Pompeo said.
Plans After 'Grey's Anatomy'
The actress explained what she intended to do once Grey's Anatomy ends. Pompeo plans to focus on her three kids, Stella, Sienna, and Eli. Furthermore, she is dipping her toes behind the camera, a far cry from her job in front of it.
She would be venturing to producing, but that doesn't mean she's closing her doors on acting. Pompeo stressed she finds it challenging to be behind the camera and referred to it as "a great experiment in problem-solving."
Well, good things must come to an end, the old maxim goes. Surely, the award-winning Grey's Anatomy's end should be fitting for such an iconic show. Pompeo said the team is already wondering how to put to bed such a mammoth and influential masterpiece.
However, the Grey's Anatomy ending would not come abruptly, so fans could easily prepare for the big day. Pompeo explained that they were still focusing on the series' Season 15.
Meanwhile, Pompeo made headlines in January after news broke out that she clinched a $20-million salary deal. Months after, two of the show's big names were axed: Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew, who played Doctors Arizona Robbins and April Kepner, respectively.
The cast shakeup of Grey's Anatomy ultimately shocked everyone, as the two had huge fan bases. Rumors started circulating that Capshaw and Drew were removed from the show as a result of the massive salary raise of Pompeo. However, Krista Vernoff, an executive producer, slammed this. She explained that their exit was part of the storyline.