Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Did Ellen Pompeo just blame the writers for her costars being fired?
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[ # ] Did Ellen Pompeo just blame the writers for her costars being fired?
March 22nd, 2018 under Ellen DeGeneres, Shonda Rhimes

Ever since it was announced that Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw were fired from Grey’s Anatomy, fans have blamed Ellen Pompeo’s salary increase for their firing. Meredith Grey denied that on Twitter and today she denies it again on Ellen.

She told Ellen DeGeneres, “I’m not involved in these kind of decisions. However, there’s a few problems that you encounter for doing a show for 14 seasons. One of them is the writers have a really hard time creatively, you know thinking up new stories for all of these characters.” While that is true, a much bigger problem for an ageing show is cost. And I think that played a bigger role in the elimination of those roles than the writers lack of creativity.

It seems like the cast of ER was able to leave on their own accord and they weren’t fired like the actors seem to be on this show. That show went on for 15 years and launched several careers.

Back to Pompeo, she then said to DeGeneres, “It is important to us to not pit women against each other.” I don’t think they are pitting her against Drew and Capshaw, they are just pitting her paycheck to theirs.

One of the things I respect about sitcom actors over drama ones, is the casts work together to make sure all the leads are paid equally. Yes, she has been on the show longer than Capshaw and Drew, but she has been on the same amount of time as the other originals and I am sure they are not making nearly as much as she is. Why didn’t she try to get them a break too like the TBBT cast did for two of their co-stars. Just saying.

And why hasn’t NBC given ER a revival? What is George Clooney doing these days anyways?


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