Ellen Pompeo’s contract will be over with the Grey’s Anatomy upcoming season

  • Ellen Pompeo’s contract will be over with the Grey’s Anatomy upcoming season

Ellen Pompeo’s contract will be over with the Grey’s Anatomy upcoming season

Ellen Pompeo says her salary is the main reason she has remained on Grey's Anatomy.

Grey's Anatomy is about to enter its 17th season this year. Still a top ratings draw for ABC, the show has already been picked up for its 17th season ... and the 50-year-old Pompeo will be scrubbing back in as Dr. Meredith Grey.

"You know, I made choices to stay on the show. For me, personally, a healthy home life was more important than career", Pompeo said, via Vanity Fair. I really did not mature with a specifically pleased childhood years. "So the idea that I have this great husband and these three lovely children (and) a happy home life was really something I needed to complete, to close the hole in my heart".

She further explained that since she was no longer in her 20s, she felt like she'd have to "chase" other roles if she quit the popular ABC show and she wanted to make sure she had financial security and "make money" instead of having to "chase creative roles".

"That's what, ultimately, I think, the hustler in me - I don't like chasing anything, ever", Pompeo said. "I chose to generate income, as well as not go after imaginative acting duties", she proceeded, while keeping in mind that had her Grey's popularity come with an earlier factor in her occupation, she might have changed her top priorities.

'When people are struggling, if you're struggling, I think it's always helpful to think of someone else and think of what you could do for someone else'. You have got to pursue characters, you have got to beg to get roles, you have got to convince folks.

Pompeo has gained a reputation as one of Hollywood's most densely frank actors in the past few decades, providing a mutually truthful meeting to The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 detailing the advantages and disadvantages of filming a TV series as powerful and also long-running as Grey's Anatomy.

"I'm saying to myself, 'Wait a second, this is my face.' Yes, other people created the show". Shonda Rhimes created the show, and we'd be nowhere without that. "The studio made the show and put the show on the air", she explained. I really don't know whether they also did to himbecause he and he never spoke our bargains.

'I got in the game late. "Grey's" is one of the most critically-acclaimed dramas on television as well - and for a network drama in the age where cable and streaming dominate awards shows, that's saying something.

She added, "I knew coming up on 40, I don't want to be out there chasing things, running after things, begging". I'm just saying, why should all these people make hundreds of millions of dollars off of this, which I'm the face of, and I not get wealthy too from it? "It's pretty common for actors to try and run away from stuff. that's OK".

"At my age and where my life is, I just try to lean into it", she continued.

"It didn't make a lot of sense for me to walk away", she stated. It is who I am.

She told Hill that over the years, she made a deliberate choice to prioritise financial stability and, by extension, her home life, over chasing more "creative" opportunities.

The key difference for Pompeo was her age.