GREY’S Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo’s colleagues have admitted that they look forward to not working with her anymore.
It was reported that Ellen’s co-workers would not “miss her” on the Grey’s Anatomy set because of her attitude after she exited the show.
Instagram/ellenpompeoGrey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo’s coworkers aren’t upset to see her leave[/caption]
GettyIt’s been reported that Ellen had a ‘colossal ego’ on set[/caption]
While the 53-year-old was beloved for her role as Dr. Meredith Grey for the last 19 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, apparently, her likability is only on-camera.
An insider told Radar Online that the TV superstar had a “colossal ego,” which was challenging to work with.
“She…was constantly throwing her weight around when it came to other people’s performances and storylines,” the insider said.
“Some people called her a tyrant and they’re glad they won’t be seeing her around anymore.”
This rumor of Ellen being problematic on set came after she announced in November 2022 that she was leaving the show.
She shared her message online, leaving longtime viewers in shambles over the news.
In November, Ellen posted a photo of herself online and a lengthy caption revealing her exit from Grey’s Anatomy.
She wrote: “I am eternally grateful and humbled by the love and support you have all shown me, Meredith GREY and the show for 19 seasons!
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“Through it all….None of it….would have been possible without the best fans in the world.”
The A-lister continued; “You all are RIDERS and you have made the ride so fun and ICONIC!! I love you madly and appreciate you right back.”
Ellen’s heartfelt message went on: “This isn’t your first time on the rollercoaster… you know the show must go on and I’ll definitely be back to visit.
“With a lot of love and immense gratitude Xo E.”
Fans flocked to the comments to react.
The response was split between sadness and kindness, with many sending well wishes for Ellen as she starts a new chapter.
One user commented: “Sedate me.”
Another wrote: “Congrats on taking this major step for YOU- with deep gratitude for all you’ve given those of in growing up in medicine with you and the show!”
A third fan commented: “Wowwww my love what a ride! Lots of love and profound curiosity for what comes next.”
Emmanuel Acho commented: “You’re L E G E N D A R Y. And you look great!”
Someone else chimed in: “19 Incredible seasons of trailblazing. Looking forward to seeing what’s next for you as you transition.”
A sixth commenter wrote: “Congratulations on a beautiful journey.”
Ellen’s exit came almost exactly a year after a controversy involving fired Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington.
The actor had unkind words for both the show’s female lede and Patrick Dempsey, who played her husband on the show for many years.
Isaiah ripped Ellen as “disgusting and disrespectful” in a series of scathing tweets back in 2021.
In response to a fan that said Patrick, 57, was fired from the show due to being late to set, the 59-year-old actor replied: “You actually believe that’s why his contract wasn’t renewed? @PatrickDempsey needed cover. Ntm it’s insanely aggro to yell at cast members after repeatedly being late when ur literally not in charge. @PatrickDempsey is a raging narcissist!”
Isaiah- who starred as Dr. Preston Burke for the show’s first three seasons- concluded the tweet with the hashtag #PrivlegeViolation.
The actor was famously fired from Grey’s Anatomy following claims he outed costar T.R. Knight, 49.
At the time, it was said that he called the actor who played George O’Malley a homophobic slur.
Patrick was not the only former costar Isiah called out on Twitter recently.
In another tweet, the controversial former star called Ellen “disrespectful and disgusting.”
Isaiah wrote: “I only had maybe 7 scenes with @EllenPompeo for the 3 years I was on the show. Executives told @shondarhimes to limit my scenes with her, because I dominated them and revealed her mediocre talent. So I’m a b****h, because I’m talented?”
ABCAn insider told Radar Online that Ellen was like a ‘tyrant’ on set[/caption]
GettyThe insider admitted that her colleagues were ‘glad’ she won’t be around[/caption]
HandoutEllen announced online in November that she’d be leaving the hit series[/caption]