Hollywood actress Ellen Pompeo essays the role of Meredith Grey in the famous series Grey’s Anatomy. Apart from Ellen, many of her other co-stars T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Chyler Leigh, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, and Justin Chambers.
Opening up about why she hasn’t still hung up her white coat, Ellen shared that she has made the choice to stay on the show as for her, healthy home life is more important that career. Since the actress didn’t have a happy childhood, Ellen wanted to have a complete happy home with her husband Chris Ivery and their three adorable children. Pompeo wants to have her family close to her heart.
Confessing to People magazine, Ellen said, “And so I made a decision to make money, and not chase creative acting roles. I don’t like chasing anything ever and acting to me, in my experience, was a lot of chasing.”
The 50-year old actress further added, “You’ve got to chase roles, you’ve got to beg for roles, you’ve got to convince people… and although I produce and it’s the same kind of thing, I think I still do it from a place of, I’m never that thirsty because I’m financially set.”
For the unversed, Ellen Pompeo earns the whopping US $ 575, 000 annually per episode of Grey’s Anatomy, while also earning a producing fee on Station 19. There’s no doubt that Ellen Pompeo is currently the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama.
The actress also mentioned that how joining the show in her 30s and having kids in her 40s, and how the whole age factor played a pivotal role in her decision to keep going with the medical drama for more than 15 long years.
Well, fans love Ellen as Meredith Grey and would love to see her on the show for a long time for sure.