Ellen told EW, "I’m feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell."
She went on to explain that she's proud of the work she's been able to do on Grey's, but she's looking for a change.
Ellen said, "It’s about time that I mix it up and I’m really excited about my producing career, and I’m definitely looking for a change...My children are getting older so I want to be more available to them now."
Of course, she had nothing but great things to say about Grey's Anatomy — the show that has given her so much.
She went on to say, "I still am fighting every day to make everything surrounding this show, the quality of the show, the storytelling, I’m still fighting for everything I can, for the quality to be good, for the actors to be happy, whether that’s well received or not."
Although this sounds like Ellen has already made up her mind, don't start writing strongly worded letters to Team Grey's just yet.
Ellen made it very clear that she hasn’t made anything official, saying, "I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about my future on the show. That’s something that Shonda Rhimes and I will do together."
All I know is that if I have to watch Meredith Grey die in Season 16, Grey's Anatomy should be supplying the boxes and boxes of tissues I'll be needing.
TBH, Ellen possibly leaving is worse than any Grey's death EVER.
I'm just going to be at my desk dancing it out and pretending this isn't happening. Thanks, bye.
You can read Entertainment Weekly's full interview with Ellen Pompeo here.
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