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Ellen Pompeo On Limited Role In Grey’s Anatomy Season 19 [TRAILER]

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Ellen Pompeo on limited role in Grey's Anatomy in season 19
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey [Image SpoilerTV/YouTube]

ABC’s hit medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy will be back shortly for season 19. However, Ellen Pompeo, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey, will have a limited role in the new season. Fans were concerned about this, but Pompeo has opened up, saying the show will be “just fine” without her.

Ellen Pompeo and season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy

It was recently reported that Ellen Pompeo would only appear in eight episodes of season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy. While she will continue to narrate each episode, fans will have to get used to not seeing her around so much.

However, there is an exciting reason for Pompeo’s limited role in the upcoming series. As reported here, she will be involved in a new project for Hulu. In fact, she will play the lead in the as-yet-unnamed orphan-adoption limited series and will also act as executive producer.

Two of her castmates recently stood behind Ellen, supporting her for taking the new exciting role. In fact, Jesse Williams, who plays Jackson Avery, and Kevin McKidd of Dr. Owen Hunt fame, totally support her decision. However, we hadn’t heard too much from Pompeo herself about her decision to step back from season 19.

Ellen Pompeo on the break from the show

Ellen Pompeo on limited role in Grey's Anatomy in season 19
New residents in Grey’s Anatomy [Image SpoilerTV/YouTube]

Speaking to Deadline on Friday, September 9, Ellen Pompeo, 52, said she is always going to be a part of that show. She explained that she is an executive producer and has spent two decades of her career on the popular medical drama. She described Grey’s Anatomy as being her “heart and soul,” adding that she will never truly be gone as long as the show is on air.

In fact, she said the hit ABC medical drama will be “just fine without” her as it has found so much success since its 2005 debut. Pompeo said she hopes her Grey’s Anatomy fans will watch her in the new limited drama series on Hulu. Readers can see the full interview in the video included here:

About the Hulu limited series

Ellen Pompeo and Imogen Reid in Hulu limited series
Ellen Pompeo and Imogen Reid [Images Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube / Imogen Faith Reid/Facebook]

News of Pompeo’s new project came in August, where she will not only play the lead but also be an executive producer. The so far unnamed show is inspired by a true story and follows Kristine and Michael Barnet’s experience with adopting an orphan. The girl they adopted is later accused of being an adult con artist with an unusual dwarfism condition. Meanwhile, Ellen will play opposite UK actor, Imogen Reid as the orphaned girl.

In her interview, Pompeo added that, while she hopes her Grey’s fans will watch the series, she knows there is no guarantee of that, adding:

But I’m going to put the same heart and passion into that. It’s just eight little episodes, so it won’t take too much of your time.

In the meanwhile, readers can enjoy a teaser trailer for season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy here:

Grey’s Anatomy fans, are you looking forward to season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy, even though Dr. Meredith Grey won’t be seen too much? Are you also excited about her new role in the Hulu limited series? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

Season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy premieres on ABC on Thursday, October 6, at 9 pm ET.

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