Fans Are Dragging Ellen Pompeo After She “Bragged” About Her Fight With Denzel Washington
Pompeo reminisced about the fight with former co-star Patrick Demsey about the fight on a recent episode of podcast, “Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo.” You can hear it below…
— Tommy moderna-vaX-Topher (@tommyxtopher) September 30, 2021
“This is a good Denzel story,” Pomepo began the discussion before talking about how she gave another actor direction without consulting Denzel first when Washington guest-directed an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2016.
“[The other actor] made this choice to speak very softly,” Pompeo explained. “And [Meredith] was pissed that [she] had to sit there and listen to this apology, and he wasn’t looking at [her] in the eye.”
However, Washington didn’t take that very well. “[Denzel] was like, ‘I’m the director. Don’t you tell him what to do,’” Pompeo continued.
But apparently, Pompeo didn’t hold back. “I was like, ‘Listen mother f*cker, this is my show. This is my set. Who are you telling?’” she said. “Like, you barely know where the bathroom is!”
She went on to say how she then went and told Washington’s wife about the whole thing, and how she wans’t okay with what happened.
“And then his wife came to set to visit,” she said. “I was not talking to [Denzel], I was mad at him… I told his wife [that] he yelled at me today… And I’m not okay with him, and I’m not looking at him, and I’m not talking to him.”
She did conclude with how she respects Washington and even referred to the whole exchange an “amazing experience.”
We didn’t get through it without a fight, but that’s actors for you,” she said. “Passionate and fiery… and that’s where you get the good stuff. So, it was an amazing experience; it really was.”
Most fans who heard the podcast episode raised an eyebrow. Check out a few of the comments below.
Did Ellen Pompeo think telling the story about yelling at Denzel Washington was endearing or putting her in a good light? It makes her comes across as a privileged and entitled jerk. Especially running to tell his wife.
— Nicole (@nikkinicole1908) September 30, 2021
denzel washington: can you get me some waterellen pompeo: i’m ellen pompeo denzel washington: ok ellen pompeo can you get me some water
— dani (@missemilyblunt) September 30, 2021
Denzel Washington: Ellen can you move slightly to the left.. Ellen Pompeo : DO YOU KNOW WHO TF I AM?! This is MY SET! THIS IS MY SHOW pic.twitter.com/zduokIDJ6A
— raveen marie ☕️✨ (@xoraveen) September 30, 2021
“I was like, ‘Listen, motherf–ker, this is my show,'” Ellen continued. “This is my set. Who are you telling?” I wonder if she’d talk to Scorsese or Spielberg like that? https://t.co/QDaMTVtdn5
— @tiffanydcross (@TiffanyDCross) September 30, 2021
What do you think? Do you think she comes across entitled, or do you think it was okay for her to act like she did on set?