The ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ star – who has performed Meredith Gray for the previous 15 years – admitted her resolution to remain on the medical drama was motivated by monetary safety, as she seemed to offer for her household.
Talking on Spotify’s ‘Jemele Hill Is Unbothered’ podcast, she mentioned: ”For me, personally, a wholesome dwelling life was extra essential than profession. I didn’t develop up with a very blissful childhood.
”So the concept that I’ve this nice husband and these three stunning youngsters [and] a contented dwelling life was actually one thing I wanted to finish, to shut the opening in my coronary heart.
”And so I decided to generate income, and never chase inventive performing roles. I don’t like chasing something ever, and performing to me, in my expertise, was quite a lot of chasing.
”You’ve obtained to chase roles, you’ve obtained to beg for roles, you’ve obtained to persuade individuals … and though I produce and it’s the identical type of factor, I feel I nonetheless do it from a spot of, I’m by no means that thirsty as a result of I’m financially set.”
The 51-year-old star – who has children Stella, 10, Sienna, 5, and three-year-old Eli with husband Chris Ivery – insisted she has no need to ”run away” from ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ after making her title on the programme.
Acknowledging that some actors will attempt to escape their most well-known roles, she defined: ”I perceive that fully, however at my age and the place my life is, I simply attempt to lean into it. I’m not attempting to run away from something. It’s who I’m.
”I made my decisions and I’m cool with it. And I even have an actual ardour, which is to form of begin to speak about and break down systemic racism within the healthcare business.
”That is one thing that has plagued us without end. And I feel the present has given me an actual window into that.”