Ellen Pompeo Has Night Out With ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Co-stars Eric Dane & Justin Chambers
Ellen Pompeo, star of Grey’s Anatomy, posted videos on her Instagram story that showed her having dinner with former costars, Eric Dane and Justin Chambers. Pompeo was the only one in the trio who is still a current cast member on Grey’s Anatomy, so it was more of a reunion between the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
The stories show the three actors having a good time and making each other laugh. The first video starts with 51-year-old Pompeo staring into the camera with a blank look. She moved to the side so that Dane was within the frame and the two rested their heads on one another. Chambers popped in between the two and pretended to be the waiter, jokingly asking, “What would you like for dinner?”
In the next video, Pompeo turns the camera to Chambers, who has bleach blond hair, as he smiles and raises his eyebrows. She then panned over to 48-year-old Dane. He didn’t realize he was being filmed for a couple of seconds and was caught staring off into the distance. Dane noticed Pompeo filming at the end of the video. She captioned the story, “It’s a hard knock life.”
Dane and Chambers are no longer current cast members on Grey’s Anatomy. Dane’s character left the show after season eight, but appeared in the first few episodes of season nine and had a cameo in season 17, which aired in April.
Chambers, 50, left the show during last year’s 16th season. His character had been unseen since an episode in 2019, but Chambers officially left the show when it was revealed that Chambers’ Alex Karev reunited with his ex-wife.
It was recently announced that Grey’s Anatomy had been renewed for the 18th season. Executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff announced the news. “The writers, directors, casts, and crews of Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 worked so hard to bring these shows to life this past season,” she said. “Keeping each other safe on set while paying tribute to the front-line heroes and first responders has been a challenge and a privilege. I’ve been truly blown away – particularly by our tireless crews – as they reinvented the TV-making wheel. Thank you to ABC and ABC Signature for the support and extraordinary partnership through this unprecedented season. We are so grateful for the opportunity to tell more stories.”