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Grey’s Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo: “I Hated Medical Shows”

While Ellen Pompeo loves playing titular character Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy, she hates the show’s genre.

Recently, Ellen admitted to Parade that she never has, and likely never will, like medical dramas; in fact, before starting Grey’s, she didn’t even give one super-popular one a shot.

“To be honest, I hated medical shows. They make me super anxious,” she revealed. “I don’t particularly like medical shows at all. I never have.”

Basically, she has a big hole in her pop culture knowledge — 15 years’ worth of at least one hospital-set program. “The show that was really big at the time for my generation — before I started Grey’s — was ER. That was on forever, but I’ve never seen one episode!” she dished. Considering how ER reruns are on constantly, she had to be actively avoiding it. What about Clooney?

As long as she’s still happy with Grey’s, we don’t mind if she’s not into the genre as a whole. Hey, maybe it’s better that she doesn’t watch the competition (as if anything can compare).

Are you surprised Ellen hates medical shows? Sound off below!

Source: Parade

06.4.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Alyse Whitney
Related: Grey's Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo, News, Meredith Grey

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