Not quite ready to walk away! Ellen Pompeo has been talking about her exit from Grey’s Anatomy, but in a new interview, it appears she might have had a change of heart.
“I keep saying, ‘I’m ready to move on and I want to stop the show before the ratings go down,’ but the ratings never go down!” the Law & Order alum, 49, told TV LineOpens a New Window. in an interview published on Wednesday, January 16. “They go down a little bit, but the fact that we are able to hold our [title as ABC’s No. 1 series]is kind of [incredible]. It’s very cool to have these kind of ratings and be on a hit network show in this [Peak TV] landscape.”
Pompeo — who stars as Dr. Meredith Grey on the long-running ABC medical drama — also admitted she has it good.
“It’s [a] pretty nice place to work,” Pompeo told the outlet. “I like my situation here. As much as the idea of something new appeals to me… the truth is I have three kids. I don’t really want to travel and leave [them]. I don’t want to be a circus traveler and live in hotels. And the network and studio continue to incentivize me and just make me offers that I can’t refuse.”
“I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any kind of formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories we can tell,” she told Entertainment Weekly at the time. “It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change.”