Ellen Pompeo Ditching Grey's Anatomy

May 6, 2010 By:
Ellen Pompeo Ditching Grey's Anatomy

In this recession, people are holding onto to their jobs—even ones they hate. But actors are lucky enough to still have plenty of money in their bank accounts, and are willing to walk away from massive paychecks.

Ellen Pompeo is the latest actress rumored to be throwing in the towel. Grey's Anatomy has already said goodbye to four of their main cast members—Katherine Heigl, Kate Walsh, T.R. Knight, and Isaiah Washington—three of whom wanted to leave!

And now rumor has it Ellen is over the hit drama, and is planning her exit. But, typical Hollywood, she’s sugar coating it…for now. “I haven’t said I’m moving on,” she tells Extra. “I said that when my contract is up after season 8 [in two years], I would probably not renew. I think the world has had a lot of Meredith Grey.”

Yeah the show is only all about her character!! We find it funny that actors are so quick to leave television shows these days that made them household names. Look at the casts of Seinfeld and Friends. Those shows were on for years, and no one would dare leave!

It seems TV actors are always looking towards film nowadays. And it’s a trickle down effect—reality stars have begun thinking their above their own shows, and most (Snooki, Heidi Montag we mean you) think they’re actually talented enough for film.