In a latest episode of her podcast Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo, the Gray’s Anatomy star expressed that she would like it if the medical drama would proceed to concentrate on social justice all through the collection, versus masking essential subjects with particular person Very Particular Episodes.
“I feel if I had any need, actually, it might be to be much less type of preachy in a single episode about sure issues,” Pompeo stated, per People. “It is like, we do one episode about, let’s examine … Asian hate crimes is one which we did this previous season that was actually shifting. I feel I would wish to see issues occur somewhat extra subtly and over time.”
Finally, the actor believes Gray’s Anatomy writers ought to “thread” these subjects all through the season as a substitute of “persistently [hitting] you over the pinnacle for only one hour.”
On August 3, Variety reported that Pompeo is taking a slight step back from Gray’s Anatomy, which suggests much less display screen time for Dr. Meredith Gray. In line with the publication, Pompeo will seem in simply eight episodes in season 19, although she is going to nonetheless act as government producer of the collection and its weekly narrator.
This additional day off will enable Pompeo to concentrate on a brand new, untitled mission for Hulu. Right here is the outline of the eight-episode restricted collection: “a Midwestern couple adopts what they imagine is an 8-year-old lady with a uncommon type of dwarfism. However as they start to boost her alongside their three organic kids, they slowly begin to imagine she might not be who she says she is. As they query her story, they’re confronted with exhausting questions of their very own concerning the lengths they’re prepared to go to defend themselves, falling right into a battle that’s fought within the tabloids, the courtroom, and finally their marriage.”