Ellen Pompeo thinks Gray’s Anatomy may do a greater job of tackling social points, stating that the long-running ABC medical drama might be “much less form of preachy” with the best way it approaches these subjects.
Talking on the most recent episode of her Tell Me podcast, Pompeo, who stars in and govt produces the hit sequence, stated, “I believe if I had any need, actually, it could be to be much less form of preachy in a single episode about sure issues.”
Increasing on what she means, Pompeo defined, “It’s like, we do one episode about let’s see… Asian hate crimes is one which we did this previous season that was actually transferring. I believe I’d prefer to see issues occur just a little extra subtly and over time. You realize, persistently and fewer form of hit you over the pinnacle for only one hour after which we by no means speak about it once more.”
Throughout its 18 seasons, the characters at Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital have tackled points akin to gun violence, home abuse, abortion, psychological well being, alcoholism, PTSD, and sexual assault. Nevertheless, these subjects are sometimes featured in single one-off episodes relatively than story arcs throughout a number of episodes/seasons.
Pompeo added, “I want we may contact on these social points which might be necessary and have them be threads all through.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Pompeo can be scaling again her work on Gray’s, showing in solely eight episodes within the upcoming season. She is going to, nevertheless, nonetheless be the narrator for all Season 19 episodes (which might be a complete of twenty-two) and govt produce. This comes after the Golden Globe-nominated actress landed a starring position in Hulu’s restricted sequence Orphan, impressed by Ukrainian-born Natalia Grace and her US adoptive dad and mom, who claimed that she was an grownup ‘sociopath’ pretending to be a baby.
Gray’s Anatomy, Season 19 Premiere, Thursday, October 6, 9/8c, ABC