Sounds Like Ellen Pompeo Is Ready to Play Meredith Grey For a LONG Time

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Last month, Ellen Pompeo broke our little hearts. When it comes to her time on Grey's Anatomy, she admitted, her days as Meredith may be numbered. "I'm really excited to do some new things, it's about time that I mix it up and I'm really excited about my producing career, and I'm definitely looking for a change," she told Entertainment Weekly. But in the time since, it seems she may have changed her tune. On Oct. 23, the star stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she said, "There's just no end in sight." She went on to say that of course, she's obligated to do season 16 as her contract stipulates, but it sounds like there's a much stronger chance she'll keep going if the show gets renewed. And that's because she's apparently very struck by the show's impact.

It turns out, a pretty recent moment on the show moved her deeply. Pompeo told the story of a young man who'd been cast on the show; his character is gay, and he's gay in real life, too. The actor told her that it helped him come out to his parents. Even telling the story to DeGeneres, Pompeo clearly seemed to be affected on a very emotional level. "I gotta keep doing it, man," she finished. "Because we're touching lives and making a difference." Well, you can't argue with that. Here's to 15 more seasons of Grey's! Just kidding. Sort of. Watch the whole video above.