After lowering her duties as surgeon Dr. Meredith Grey on “Grey’s Anatomy,” longtime star Ellen Pompeo mentioned she hasn’t lower ties with the ABC hit collection totally.
In an Instagram submit Thursday, Pompeo mirrored on her time with “Grey’s Anatomy,” which was co-created by Shonda Rhimes. In her submit, she praised her followers for his or her help throughout her tenure and mentioned they’ve made her 19-season run “so fun and ICONIC!!”
“This isn’t your first time on the rollercoaster… you know the show must go on and I’ll definitely be back to visit,” she added.
Pompeo’s last episode as a full-time “Grey’s Anatomy” solid member is ready to air Feb. 23, when Season 19 makes its winter return. Last Thursday, ABC launched a clip teasing Meredith’s departure.
“Meredith leaves Seattle to begin again,” the teaser mentioned.
In the newest episode, which aired on Nov. 10, Meredith introduced that she can be leaving Seattle for Boston, the place she is going to pursue Alzheimer’s analysis.
The Times beforehand confirmed that Pompeo will stay an govt producer on the collection and can proceed doing voice-overs for this season’s episodes. Whether Meredith will drop in to see her beloved colleagues at Grey Sloan Memorial — a la Kate Walsh’s Addison Montgomery — has but to be revealed.
The actor’s last episode will arrive greater than 17 years after she made her “Grey’s Anatomy” debut in 2005. Pompeo’s bow as a full-time solid member additionally comes after the collection most just lately bid farewell to Giacomo Gianniotti, Jesse Williams and Richard Flood.
Pompeo could also be shying away from the “Grey’s Anatomy” highlight, however her followers can ultimately observe her to Hulu, Deadline reported. The Golden Globe nominee will star in a at present untitled collection centered on the true story of Ukrainian-born orphan Natalia Grace and the couple that adopts her.
Pompeo will star alongside Imogen Reid and function an govt producer.