Ellen Pompeo opens up about difficulties on Gray’s Anatomy.
There are times in acting where you end up in a less than optimal environment. With this in mind, it’s easy to see that sometimes talent have a lot of high tension situations.
Unfortunately, all jobs tend to be high tension at times.
Ellen Pompeo opened up to Variety about Grey’s Anatomy and how there were times during production she wanted to call it quits. There was a lot keeping here on set.
“At 40 years old, where am I ever going to get this kind of money? I need to take care of my kids. But after Season 10, we had some big shifts in front of the camera, behind the camera. It became my goal to have an experience there that I could be happy and proud about because we had so much turmoil for 10 years,” Pompeo continued in her conversation with Henson for Variety. “My mission became, this can’t be fantastic to the public and a disaster behind the scenes. Shonda Rhimes and I decided to rewrite the ending of this story. That’s what’s kept me. Patrick Dempsey left the show in season 11, and the studio and network believed the show could not go on without the male lead. So I had a mission to prove that it could. I was on a double mission.”
As mentioned before, talent may have a different job than the majority of people. Let’s not forget all jobs come with challenges.
It’s inspiring to see that she was able to take a deeper dive into the show with Shonda Rhimes. In fact, family, friends, and fans of the show should be thankful because sometimes it can be difficult to keep things climaxed enough for high emotional impact.
Grey’s Anatomy was a gift to the industry, it’s literally of the best medical themed shows I’ve watched. Although, House was pretty fantastic as well.
What do you guys think? Did Grey’s Anatomy do a great job at keeping the show emotional, along with its happy moments?
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