There is a possibility that Dr. Derek Shepherd is aware of the actual cause for Dr. Meredith Grey’s departure from Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Patrick Dempsey, who once played the role of Derek on Grey’s Anatomy, joked about Ellen Pompeo leaving her role as Meredith. Dempsey and Pompeo worked together on the medical drama for a number of seasons. Thursday,.
Jimmy Kimmel, the evening’s host, is 55 years old, and he jokedly set up Patrick Dempsey, who is 56, by saying: “She has decided to leave the show. I’m not sure whether you heard, but she was caught taking Band-Aids from the set. I don’t know if you were there.”
The actress of Disenchanted kept up her stellar performance: “Did she really say that? They succeeded in capturing her in the end. Can you even begin to conceive what she would have in her home after 19 seasons have passed? A complete medical facility.”
Dempsey left the long-running ABC medical drama in 2015, after the show had aired for a total of 12 seasons. (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/Getty) Derek made an unexpected appearance in season 17, despite the fact that his character had been killed off in a vehicle accident.
On the other hand, Pompeo had been a consistent presence on the show up to the fall finale of the nineteenth season, which aired on November 10 and featured Meredith informing her coworkers in Seattle that she would be going to Boston.
On Thursday, Pompeo, who is 53 years old, sent a statement to fans in which he said goodbye to the series for the foreseeable future.
She expressed her gratitude to her followers on Instagram, writing, “I am forever thankful and humbled by the love and support you have all given me, Meredith GREY, and the show for 19 seasons!” “Without the most incredible supporters in the world, none of this would have been possible at any point in time. You are all RIDERS, and you have all contributed to making this journey so enjoyable and ICONIC!”
Pompeo continued by saying, “I love you inexplicably and appreciate you completely.”
This past season, the actress decided to take a break from the series in order to concentrate on other projects. To begin, she will be starring in and executive producing a forthcoming adaptation of the film “Orphan,” which was released in 2009. This version of the story will be a limited series for Hulu.
A number of times in the past, Pompeo had also dropped hints about her leaving and expressed her wish for the series to come to a conclusion.
Pompeo said in September to Deadline that despite his departure from the show, “[Grey’s] is still going to be just fine without me — I’m still going to do the voiceover.”
She said, “I’ll be back at Grey’s for the finale, and we’ll see if we can keep it going.” “I’ll be back at Grey’s for the finale.” “I’m going to always be a part of that show – I’m an exec producer on that show, I’ve spent two decades of my career on that show, it’s my heart and soul, and I’ll never truly be gone as long as that show’s on the air,” she said. “I’ve spent two decades of my career on that show, it’s my heart and soul, and it’s been on the air for twenty years.”