Williams, who portrays Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC’s successful medical drama, says Ellen Pompeo is “the heart of that show.”
Jesse Williams is worried how Grey’s Anatomy would do without Ellen Pompeo.
In response to Pompeo’s previous statements on the subject, the 2022 Tony nominee opened up on the likelihood of Pompeo, 52, quitting the ABC series.
Williams, 40, told Access Hollywood, “I don’t know, it would be a different show.” “She’s the show’s heart, and she’s Grey. So implausible.”
“But, again, I don’t work there any longer, so it doesn’t matter what I think,” he continued.
Williams first appeared on Grey’s Anatomy in season 6 as Dr. Jackson Avery and left after 12 seasons in 2021, however he returned for the season 18 finale.
“Trying to reinvent the show and continually trying to reinvent the show is the challenge at this point,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “And listen, the show speaks to a lot of people, and the young people love the show.”
She went on to say, “It’s inspired so many generations of healthcare workers.”
“So, I believe it’s a really good piece of content for the young people, and we’re going to try to keep it going for the young people — not necessarily with me, but beyond me.”