Ellen Pompeo on ‘Gray’s Anatomy’

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Ellen Pompeo talk Grey’s Anatomy. (Image: Amy Sussman / Getty Images)

Long time Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo answered audience questions about the latest episode of her podcast, Tell me to Ellen Pompeo. When someone asked her what problem she would like the progressive medical drama to tackle next, she is frank.

“This is a difficult question to answer,” Pompeo said, “because the truth is we’ve covered a lot of very important topics… I think if I have any wishes, to be honest, say, it’s going to be less of a preaching type. in a volume about certain things.”

Shonda Rimes created and produced the ABC show – which Pompeo also produced – that tackled complex topics, including police brutality, immigration, abortion, racism, opioid addiction and more, in its 18 seasons.

“It was like, we do an episode about…see, Asian hate crimes is an episode that we did last season that was really emotional,” Pompeo said. “I think I’d like to see things unfold a little more subtly and over time. You know, be consistent and less head-on about it for just an hour and then we never talk. about it too. I wish we could touch on these important and relevant social issues and let them be the cross-cutting theme.”

Ellen Pompeo and another original cast member, James Pickens Jr., star

Ellen Pompeo and another original cast member, James Pickens Jr., star Grey’s Anatomy. (Image: Kelsey McNeal / ABC / courtesy Everett Collection)

The LA time on Wednesday confirmed that Pompeo will appear in only eight episodes of the upcoming season, though she will continue as narrator and executive producer on each. (The past few seasons had 17 to 25 episodes.)

Pompeo cut her time on the Emmy winner so she could produce and star in an eight-episode true-crime series for Hulu, according to Limit line, currently known as the Untitled Orphan Project. It is based on strange story of a couple who adopted what they thought was a little girl with dwarfism but who they later assumed was much older and tried to kill them.

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