It’s been years since Grey’s Anatomy thrilled us with the wonderful love story between Meredith and Derek, telling us the stories of a young resident and her companions, grappling with their first work experiences and loves born in the corridors of the hospital.
Since Grey’s Anatomy has suffered several losses, seeing almost all of its main characters leave and even going as far as lose its protagonist: Meredith Grey.
A farewell that perhaps we never expected, convinced as we were that the show would find the courage to close on timethat his story would have ended together with the one who for years has been the narrator and the main protagonist.
Yet, at a certain point, this idea became more and more concrete, with Ellen Pompeo herself increasingly expressing her impatience with remaining anchored to a show that had been committing her since the beginning of her career. Hypotheses have been put forward, the possibility of replacing Meredith has been thought about, and possible scenarios have begun to be thought of in which Grey’ Anatomy he could have gone on without having his main interpreter anymore.
And those hypotheses eventually became reality. Ellen Pompeo left the show and a new era Of Grey’s Anatomy has begun: a phase that is expected to be full of great changes and that will probably lead us to see a total revolution of the series, with all-new characters that will take the place of the old faces that we had loved so much.
Grey’s Anatomy fans are suspicious of this news, wondering what will become of the show now. But, along with them, some of the show’s performers are also figuring out how to navigate the set now that its longest-running star has officially exited the cast.
Interviewed for ExtraTeddy Altman’s Kim Raver commented on what it’s like to shoot Grey’s Anatomy without Ellen Pompeo, also talking about hers recent directorial debut of the show.
I really still feel his presence there, especially when I’m directing and editing. You know, there’s his voice over. I just saw her the other day, she was cycling from her trailer – I guess to go do ADR – so she’s very present, and I think she’s really paved the way for me, for example, giving me the opportunity to direct. We are such a choral show.
For the actress, therefore, the presence of Pompeo and theimpact that she left on the show will remain forever, even now that Meredith’s character is no longer on the show. In particular, then, the struggle that Ellen Pompeo has carried out over the years to guarantee a equal treatment according to the colleague, the women on the set are destined to maintain its effects, even now that its leader has gone away.
Ellen in her 19 years on set has opened doors for so many women, and I feel blessed to have the opportunities I have because of that.
Raver then commented on his recent directing experience, of which he considers himself enormously enthusiastic. The actress described her as one amazing experience multitasking, dicendo: «Imagine driving a car, building a house, while teaching your kids to ski and parachute out of a plane… I loved every single minute».
On the possibility of returning to directing in the future, Raver has shown herself available, also confessing that a proposal in this sense has already been made to her.
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