Ellen Pompeo is looking at her possible career after Grey’s Anatomy ends, and she can picture herself outside of the entertainment world. The popular star says that she has “no desire” to go through the rigors involved in shooting other projects.

Grey’s Anatomy debuted in 2005 and it is still going strong. While barreling through their 17th season, the show is still very popular. Ellen Pompeo can’t imagine a better place to apply her craft, and that show has supplied her with an incredibly lucrative and steady paycheck.

Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast recently spoke to Pompeo where she discussed her career after Grey’s. She was quite candid when saying that it would be hard to go back to acting in roles like she had in the past. She also has no desire to take part in that grind.

“I’m not saying I’ll never act again, I very well may, but I’m not super excited about continuing my acting career. I’m more entrepreneurial at this stage. I’m excited about investing in businesses, and starting business. That’s an area of growth that I’m excited about, using my brain in a different way.”

“The acting I feel like, even though I haven’t done a million different roles, I feel like I’ve done it. Sitting around in trailers, traveling around, shooting this in Atlanta, shooting that in Vancouver. I have no desire to go sit in trailers at 11 o’clock at night and wait to shoot scenes and have ADs knock on my door and tell me when I can eat lunch. You know, it’s for the young at heart. It’s for the youth!”

The 51-year-old star can never say never about acting again. That is a finality that she does not want to make. Still, it wouldn’t be a good idea to expect many more additions to her IMDB profile following the cancellation of Grey’s Anatomy, whenever the hit ABC tentpole series ends.

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