KEY POINTS

  • Ellen Pompeo said she may “do some streaming television” after “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • The actress revealed she’s working on branching out in different fields 
  • Pompeo got emotional during her reunion with former co-star Kate Walsh

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo has revealed that fans likely won’t see her on the big screen anytime soon.

During a recent appearance on Audacy’s “Check In,” the 51-year-old actress opened up about her career plans after playing Dr. Meredith Grey in the long-running medical drama for 18 seasons.

“Probably not movies, I don’t have a movie career,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo told host Dax Holt that even though the days of pigeon-holing of TV actors to strictly television projects are over, she is unlikely to jump to doing silver screen projects once the ABC show is over. 

“Before, being on a network for so long, you’d literally be doomed. That definitely is not the case anymore so I probably wouldn’t do movies per se, but I probably will do some streaming television,” Pompeo was quoted as saying in the interview by Deadline

The actress went on to tease that she’s actually “developing something right now.” However, she admitted she’s not sure yet if it’s going to “see the light of day.”

Last month, the star debuted her audio series “Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo.” She shared that she’s starting to branch out in different fields after being on “Grey’s Anatomy” for so long. 

In her latest interview, she assured her fans that she’s definitely doing some acting work in the future. “I’m just trying to play in some different areas and do a few new things, but I’m sure I’ll act again,” she said. 

Meanwhile, Pompeo dished on what it was like reuniting with former series regular Kate Walsh, who plays Dr. Addison Montgomery. 

“Kate is the funniest person on set,” she told E! News’ “Daily Pop” Monday. “All of us from the original cast, we do share such a special bond.”

Walsh will soon make her highly anticipated return on the show. Pompeo admitted that she “may have shed a tear“ when she saw her former co-star on the set again. “We may have hugged and cried a bit,” she added. 

Walsh previously left “Grey’s Anatomy” to star in her own spin-off series, “Private Practice.” She is coming back after years of absence from the show, which is currently on its 18th season. 

Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo attends the premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' at the El Capitan Theatre on Feb. 26, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo: Getty Images/Christopher Polk