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Though the drama is intense on Grey’s Anatomy, off-screen, star Ellen Pompeo isn’t always so serious. In fact, the leading lady loves to get silly, which is exemplified with her crazy Twitter hashtags and Instagram photos.

Today, she was particularly sassy, writing to fans all day on Twitter and then posting the above selfie. The caption? “Aka sassyass,” she wrote underneath her name, basically giving herself a new nickname.

She followed up this photo with one of her adorable daughter, Stellaluna, riding a tricycle, writing, “Sassyass in training.” This is all too much sass and adorableness to deal with in one day.

Given that Ellen is so active on social media now, we’re hoping the same goes when the cast starts filming Season 10. Grey’s left off on quite a cliffhanger, and we can’t wait to find out what happens.

Next up, though, we hope she poses again with Jesse Williams. Last time she did, she tried to take off his shirt on-camera. Ain’t no denying that is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

What do you think of Ellen’s selfie? Do you follow her on Instagram? Sound off below!