Ellen Pompeo reveals the reason she's still playing Meredith on Grey's Anatomy

goss 06/08/2020

Ellen Pompeo has been a huge part of Grey's Anatomy's long run of success. 

The show started in 2005 and Ellen has been playing Meredith Grey ever since. But in a recent interview, Ellen shed some light on the reason why she has stuck around all this time...

“I made choices to stay on the show,” she said in a recent podcast.

“For me, personally, a healthy home life is more important than career. I didn’t grow up with a particularly happy childhood, so to have a happy home life is really something I needed to complete to close the hole in my heart. So, I made the decision to make money and not chase creative acting roles.”

“I don’t like chasing anything ever. And acting, to me, in my experience, was a lot of chasing,” she added.

“You got to chase roles. You got to beg for roles. You got to convince people. And although I produce and it’s the same kind of a thing, I still do it from a place of I’m never that thirsty because I’m financially set,”

So there we have it, sounds like Ellen sees it as a job and just wants to make some money to support her family - can't blame her!