Ellen Pompeo said she was ‘terrified’ to watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ with her daughter because Izzie ‘had oral sex with a ghost’
Ellen Pompeo has opened up on more details about why she won’t let her daughter watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ just yet.
“It was [a] pretty racy network show for the time,” she told Malcolm Gladwell.
“Listen, there’s a scene, of course, where a character — not me — slept with a ghost,” she said.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo said on her podcast on Wednesday that her hit ABC series had too much sexual content for her daughter, Stella Ivery, to watch – even though the 12-year-old’s friends years do.
The actress opened up about the risque nature of the series on her “Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo” podcast while speaking with best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his latest book, “Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon.”
“Even though network television, there was a lot going on,” she said. “It was [a] pretty racy network show for the time.”
Pompeo said she will eventually sit down with her daughter and watch the long-running medical drama, but she’s “terrified” for that day to come.
Gladwell asked Pompeo if she thought she might have misremembered the amount of explicit content that was part of the storylines, saying, “You could have twisted it in your mind.”
Pompeo assured Gladwell that she remembered some of the show’s storylines very clearly.
“Listen, there’s a scene, of course, where a character — not me — slept with a ghost,” she said. “Had oral sex with a ghost.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” fans know that Pompeo is referring to the season five storyline that involved dating surgical oncologist Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) hallucinating her former fiancé Denny and having sex with him in her mind. The visions were a symptom of a cancerous growth.
“I’m pretty sure I don’t want to have this conversation with my 12 year old son, you know?” Pompeo laughed.
Pompeo said her daughter is content to wait for her permission to enter the halls of the fictional Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital, where “Grey’s” is based, because she just wants to watch the show with Pompeo.
New episodes of “Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo” are available to stream on Wednesdays.
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