Ellen Pompeo talked all issues Gray’s Anatomy in a brand new Instagram Dwell, revealing her ideas on the primary six seasons of the present, and its unique solid.

Ellen Pompeo has revealed her ideas on the brand new period of Gray’s Anatomy, after unique solid member Justin Chambers‘ abrupt exit, and she or he’s admitted the present feels “completely different” now. The 50-year-old sat down with our sister web site Selection for an Instagram Dwell session on April 10 after manufacturing on the long-running drama was shutdown amid coronavirus fears. The ABC sequence was halted earlier than the final 4 episodes of season 16 had been scheduled to movie. Whereas self-isolating, Ellen revealed simply how a lot she needs she had “appreciated” the primary six seasons of the sequence. “The present again then was simply so, so, so, so good. I want we had an appreciation for it then about how good it was,” she stated.

“I don’t suppose we did, I don’t suppose any of us did. There was an excessive amount of s**t occurring. It was too huge, it was too scorching, it was too quick and there was simply a lot occurring to start with. It was extra consideration and extra work than any of us had ever skilled or achieved in our life.” Ellen added that the solid members had been “exhausted” within the early days, and didn’t take time to note “how good” the medical drama was, and is. “I want we had appreciated it for actually how good it was, as a result of — man, the present was improbable again then. It’s virtually like a distinct present now and it’s nice for different causes. However my level is, I’m proud of the way in which it ended as a result of I believe that Alex going again to be with Izzie [Stevens, portrayed by Katherine Heigl] is an homage to these first days of that present. The primary six seasons, with that unique solid, are simply improbable.”

Ellen additionally revealed her ideas on whether or not she believes the present will sort out the coronavirus pandemic in a future episode. “I don’t know. I thought of it. Clearly, we don’t wish to get too political right here, however I used to be simply watching the information and I noticed clip of Barack Obama in 2014, saying {that a} pandemic was inevitable and that we ought to be ready for it,” she stated. “The truth that 5 years later we’re not ready, some folks dropped the ball for positive. It’s disappointing.”

Ellen Pompeo talked Gray’s Anatomy. Picture: ABC

The on-screen physician additionally praised the healthcare staff presently preventing the virus on the frontlines. “Are you able to think about having to go well with up and stroll straight right into a hospital each single day and cope with sick individual, after sick individual, after sick individual? We don’t know sacrifice. Sitting in our homes, being bored, not having something to do, being alone and loneliness is an actual factor, and I don’t actually wish to downplay that. And I don’t wish to additionally downplay folks financially struggling,” Ellen stated, including, “Our healthcare professionals, the truth that they’re preventing this struggle unprepared with out the correct gear is basically heartbreaking for me. When individuals are struggling, for those who’re struggling, I believe it’s at all times useful to think about another person and consider what you can do for another person.”