During their wide-ranging conversation, Ellen dropped a confession that she couldn’t end her days of gray just yet.
She left the show earlier this year to move to Boston to research Alzheimer’s disease with her character, Meredith Grey. While detailing this final departure, Ellen mentioned that Meredith may return to the show’s iconic Seattle hospital setting.
Ellen said, “Hopefully next year I’ll do some shows, if I get some time.”
This prompted Katherine, who left the show in 2010, to note Ellen’s departure this year as not yet a full goodbye.
“No, it’s not a full goodbye,” said Ellen. “And I think we have an interesting story to tell.”
This news isn’t a total surprise, as Deadline previously reported in March that a door was open for Ellen to return to the show.
before any possible return of grayEllen is off to shoot a new show for Hulu titled Orphan, Not much is known about the show yet, but this will be the actor’s first major major TV role outside the show of gray in about 20 years.
“I haven’t played another character in 18 years. It’s crazy — mad city, mad city,” she said.