Ellen Pompeo Disrespects Oscar Winner Denzel

Grey’s Anatomy Actress Ellen Pompeo Disrespects Denzel Washington During Show’s Set


The Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington was once a guest director during the show’s 12th season, helming the episode “The Sound of Silence.”

On a recent episode of her “Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo” podcast that featured former costar Patrick Dempsey as a guest, the Meredith Gray star described to Dempsey how a scene in which she ad libbed lines and provided guidance to one more entertainer brought about a contention among her and Washington.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“I was like, ‘Look at me when you apologize. Look at me,’ and that wasn’t in the dialogue,” she recalled in which Washington stopped rolling and intervened. “And Denzel went ham on my ass. He was like, ‘I’m the director. Don’t you tell him what to do.'”

She fought back by saying, “I was like, ‘Listen, motherfucker, this is my show. This is my set. Who are you telling? You barely even know where the bathroom is.’”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Pompeo additionally added that Washington just did the show since his better half is a major fan, “I think he saw it as a good exercise to just come in and direct something quick.”

Regardless of the brutal remarks on their time working together, the entertainer proceeded to say that she has the “utmost respect for [Washington] as an actor and director” and that working with him was “amazing.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Nonetheless, she likewise conceded that the episode didn’t prevent her from rushing to snitch to his significant other, Pauletta Washington.

“I told his wife, I was like, ‘Yeah, he yelled at me today. He let me have it today, and I’m not OK with him, and I’m not looking at him, and I’m not talking to him.’”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Reps for Washington didn’t promptly react to media sources’ solicitation for input.

Reactions to Ellen Pompeo Disrespects Oscar Winner Denzel

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

Ellen Pompeo really disrespected Denzel Washington and proudly told the world like we were gonna be on her side…

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Ellen Pompeo: Haha I cussed at Denzel Washington and tried to humble him even though he was the director haha but we're cool now🤪 Twitter:

Ellen Pompeo telling us that Denzel story is like when Liam Neeson told us that story about him wanting to kill a random black man. No one asked. But they know nothing will happen to them if they tell the story because of their privilege.

Me after finding out what Ellen Pompeo said to Denzel Washington...DENZEL!!!

Denzel Washington: Can you speak in a soft voice for this scene? Ellen Pompeo: 🤡

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