A few years ago, Ellen Pompeo decided to split from husband and director Peter Fonda and embark on a solo career as an actress.
“I’m so glad I did it, because I’d love to do more work, but I’ve been a good wife and mother,” Pompeo told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I love working, I love being in the house.
I love my kids.
I’m a mother, and I’m grateful for the privilege.”
Pompeo, who is currently in the process of re-establishing her acting career, has been with the actor since 1999.
But when Fonda departed the franchise in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal in the early 2000s, Pompeo took a more proactive approach.
POMPEO: I felt like I had to go and make something out of my own, and then I realized that my career was more important than my marriage and my kids, so I started working on my own.
Fonda, meanwhile, has since moved on to the acting world.
As for the rest of us, we’re in a better place than we were before.
We know we can all do more and we all need to do it.
(The Hollywood Reporter) FOCUS ON A NEW ‘ELLEN’ “We were both really grateful for that, and so was Ellen,” Pompeos daughter, Natalie, told The Associated Press.
“Ellen has become a very successful director.
It was a great decision.
It’s a wonderful career move.”
The actor is still a producer and director of her own productions, with two recent projects on her resume, the sci-fi drama The End of the World and the drama, The Big Picture.
Pompeo is set to star opposite Amy Adams in the biopic The Life and Times of Amy Adams.
The actress, who played Ellen on the original “Ellens” television series, is set for a third time in the film version, which is set in the 1990s.
Pompeos last outing was in 2012’s The Best Man Holiday, which also starred Fonda.
When the actress announced her decision to separate from Fonda in April 2017, the film project was still in the development stages, but she has since been developing a new movie called The End Of The World.
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