Ellen Pompeo says pay raise didn’t cause ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ exits

Ellen Pompeo says pay raise didn't cause 'Grey's Anatomy' exits

Gray’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo says her pay increase did not trigger the most recent exits from the present.

The 48-year-old actress stated on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Present that her new, $20 million contract has nothing to do with Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew’s impending departures from the ABC sequence.

“It is completely not true,” Pompeo instructed host Ellen DeGeneres. “I imply, I am not concerned in these varieties of choices.”

“There’s a number of issues that you simply encounter doing a present for 14 seasons. One in all them is the writers have a extremely arduous time creatively considering up new tales for all these characters,” she stated. “I feel now we have 16 common solid members, and it is all the time unhappy after we lose individuals.”

Pompeo, who performs Meredith Gray, stated her co-stars have been supportive since she went public about her deal in January.

“It is necessary for us to not pit ladies towards one another,” she stated. “We’re not enemies. We do raise one another up and assist one another, and we’re not victims. We’re very robust and we’re able to many, many issues.”

Information broke this month that Capshaw and Drew, who painting Arizona Robbins and April Kepner, will go away Gray’s Anatomy after Season 14. Pompeo subsequently took to Twitter after “offended” followers blamed her for the pair’s exits.

“We R grateful all of you might be so passionate however if you happen to knew these two ladies the way in which I do know them they might not approve of all this nastiness,” the actress wrote.

“They each are tremendous shiny blissful individuals. I do know you are offended however you are illustration could not be farther from who these ladies really are,” she added.