In the popular medical television series, Grey’s Anatomy, many have fallen in love with the lead character known as Meredith Grey. Since the release of Season 1 in 2005, and still after 16 Seasons, we can’t imagine the show without our favourite Grey.
Although we are all waiting on the edge of our seats for the release of Season 17, which has been delayed due to the Covid-19 epidemic, we know that the show is bound to come to an end sometime.
However, Ellen recently shed some light on when the time might come when we have to say goodbye to the scrubs.
In her appearance on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert, Ellen described what she would have to feel like to exit the role watching herself age.
"I do not want to be the grapes dying on the vine. Already, to watch myself age from 33 to 50 now onscreen, that's not so fun. Because you really see it because I'm in the same clothes, I'm in the same character. The way I see myself aging, that's a motherf—er. But at the same time, I think the overall goal of my life is to always keep my ego in check. I don't want to tell myself lies. I don't lie about my age. I don't put anything in my face. I don't want to tell myself any lies. I'm not doing myself any favours. But certainly, I think to dip out sooner rather than later, at this point, having done what we've done, to leave when the show is still on top, is definitely a goal. I'm not trying to stay on the show forever. No way. The truth is, if I get too aggravated and I'm no longer grateful there, I should not be there."
Ellen added that although she has not reached the 50 mark yet, she loves the huge platform of the show when it comes to spreading awareness about societal issues. "The not getting bored and phoning it in, it's a marathon, not a sprint. You've got to know when you can slow down and when you can speed up. I just try and check myself all the time," the actress said. "Being engaged in the story and having some control over my storyline and talking about things that I think are interesting is kind of what helps."
"What at this juncture keeps me going is because the show is such a monster, we have this enormous platform and we have some sort of leeway to talk about human trafficking, to talk about sexual assault, to talk about big pharma. So if we can impart some ideas, I think it's an important platform. So I try to stay in a place of gratitude."