Kudos to Pompeo for a clear-headed career that we can all learn a thing or two from.
The grass is always greener for many actors, and some have left hit shows at the height of their stardom to enter the cold reality of a fading career. That’s not the case for Ellen Pompeo, whose 13 seasons on Grey’s Anatomy proved both lucrative AND satisfying. According to Pompeo, she was well aware that the grass, while seemingly greener, probably required a little too much water for her liking. Of finding roles, she said, “At 33, I was wise enough to know my clock was already ticking in Hollywood” and why “leave something that is super successful and pays me great to search the landscape?”