Ellen Pompeo on possible episode of COVID-19 in 'Grey's Anatomy'
Actress Ellen Pompeo has opened up about the possibility of a coronavirus episode of the popular show Grey's Anatomy , saying that she has thought about it.
For 16 seasons, Pompeo has played the role of Dr. Meredith Gray in the show. The coronavirus pandemic has production of her ABC medical drama to a standstill. The makers were not able to shoot the last four episodes for season 16, reports the source.
Asked if there will be an episode of " Grey's Anatomy " that deals with the coronavirus , Pompeo said: "I don't know. I thought about it."
Obviously we don't want to be too political here, but I was just watching the news and I saw a clip of Barack Obama in 2014, saying that a pandemic was inevitable and that we should be prepared for it. And then in 2014, Republicans didn't give him the budget, the access to put together what he felt he needed to keep the American people safe, is how he put it in his words. So in 2014 Obama was very aware that this was going to happen and very aware that we needed to be more prepared than we were at the time. The fact that five years later we are not ready, some people dropped the ball for sure. It is disappointing, he added.
She is very vocal on Instagram and celebrates doctors and nurses, while encouraging people to stay home.
I have to keep reminding myself of this every day, and I have young children, and it's really harder for children to understand because they don't have the perspective that we have. But as difficult as we think it is to stay indoors and not see our friends and not go out, even if the weather is beautiful, I get it. But, my God, can you imagine having to put on the suit? I hope you wear the suit, I hope you have the right PPE. Walk directly to a hospital every day and deal with a sick person, after a sick person, after a sick person? We don't know the sacrifice, he said.
The actress continued: Sitting in our houses, getting bored, having nothing to do, being alone and loneliness is something real, and I certainly don't want to minimize that. And I also don't want to minimize people financially struggling. There are many consequences of this in all areas.
Our healthcare professionals, the fact that they are fighting this fight without preparation without the proper equipment is really heartbreaking for me. When people are fighting, if you are fighting, I think it is always helpful to think of someone else and think of what you could do for someone else.