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Ellen Pompeo Jokes (Kind Of) About Patrick Dempsey’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Departure

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Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and talked about the success of Grey’s Anatomy despite Patrick Dempsey’s departure from the show. But her comments, although delivered in a comedic style, carried some weight. “Yeah, it’s amazing how much you get done without a penis,” said Pompeo. “We miss him dearly, but yeah, the show is doing very well.”

Pompeo addressed the mild backlash Grey’s received for losing one of its most beloved characters. “You know, a lot of people were really upset about his departure, which is super-understandable,” Pompeo explained to DeGeneres. “They get so upset about the change, but change is precisely what everyone always needs.” The actress also explained how the change has benefited her directly. “But for me too, it’s ‘How do I act without him?’ So it’s more challenging for me,” said Pompeo. “I’m more invested, I have to work harder to find my groove without that missing part. So, you know, it keeps me more engaged. I’m more engaged this season than I have been in a long time.”

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