Long time Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo answered questions from listeners on the latest episode of her podcast, Tell me about Ellen Pompeo. When someone asked her what topic she would like the progressive medical drama to tackle next, she was candid.
“This is a difficult question to answer,” Pompeo said, “because the truth is we’ve covered a lot of very important topics… I think if I had any wish, honestly, it would be to be less preachy.” in an episode about certain things.”
The ABC show created and produced by Shonda Rimes, on which Pompeo is also a producer, has tackled tough topics like police brutality, immigration, abortion, racism, opioid addiction and much more in its 18 episodes. seasons.
“It’s like, we do an episode about…let’s see, Asian hate crimes is one we did last season that was really moving,” Pompeo said. “I think I’d like to see things happen a little more subtly and over time. You know, consistently and less hit to the head for just an hour and then we never talk about it again.” I wish we could touch on these social issues that are important and relevant and have them as threads at all times.”
the Los Angeles Times confirmed Wednesday that Pompeo will appear in just eight episodes of the upcoming season, though she will continue to serve as narrator and executive producer on each installment. (The last seasons had between 17 and 25 episodes).
Pompeo has cut back on his hours with the Emmy winner so he can produce and star in an eight-episode true crime series for Hulu, which, according to Term, is currently called Untitled Orphan Project. It is based on the strange story of a couple who adopted what they thought was a little girl with dwarfism, but later claimed that she was much older and that she had tried to kill them.