Grey's Anatomy star explains why she's not a fan of one of her most famous scenes

goss 04/05/2020

Grey's Anatomy has been running on TV for 16 seasons and actress Ellen Pompeo (who plays Meredith Grey), has been there the whole time.

In a recent interview, Ellen spilled on which scene from the past 16 seasons is her least favourite - her answer might surprise you!

The scene is all the way back in season two, her character Meredith is trying to convince Dr Derek Sheppard to leave his wife for her. In it she says the famous line "pick me, choose me, love me".

Here's the scene if you need a bit of a memory jog...

"I did recognize that the film roles that I was being offered (before Grey's) were all the girlfriends and sort of just the chick in the movie with not a lot to do," she said in the interview.

"And (when) I read the pilot, I did recognize, 'Wow, this is a female lead – with a career.' I wasn't seeing many of those parts, so I did recognize that."

"But her journey to becoming powerful was not really so obvious to me. I have a different perspective, and maybe people see the beginning of the show as more empowering than I did. But that, 'Pick me, choose me, love me' (line); I was like, 'Why am I begging a man to love me?' To me, that's not empowering."

"With television shows specifically, they don't really know where they're going. Shonda (Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer) definitely had an idea for characters and they have to have some sort of arcs, but I think that a show that runs for as long as Grey's, the show has had to grow with the characters.

Speaking about the team as a whole, Ellen concluded by saying "we've all grown up together... We found our voice together."

Source: Digital Spy