This popular character is retiring from the ABC series
Emotional farewell to “Grey’s Anatomy”: After the main actress Ellen Pompeo, another veteran is also leaving the popular series.
“Grey’s Anatomy” fans just had to cope with the farewell to series star Ellen Pompeo (53), the US trade journal “Deadline” reportsthat another well-known face will also leave Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital: After nine years with the popular ABC series, actress Kelly McCreary (41) is leaving. The 41-year-old has embodied the character Maggie Pierce since the end of the tenth season.
Kelly McCreary with emotional farewell message
“Playing Maggie Pierce has been one of the true joys of my life,” actress McCreary said in an emotional statement. However, as in the case of series star Pompeo, McCreary is expected to return to the popular hospital series for occasional stints and guest appearances in the future. The final episode starring McCreary as part of the regular cast of Grey’s Anatomy will air April 13 on ABC in the US.
Kudos to Ellen Pompeo and showrunner Krista Vernoff
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress Pompeo spoke up on Instagram, and wrote addressed to the outgoing McCreary: “Thank you for your super hard work and valuable contributions to the Grey’s legacy”. Krista Vernoff (51), the previous showrunner of “Grey’s Anatomy”, added in a statement shared by EW: “Kelly McCreary is a screenwriter’s dream come true: brilliant, nuanced, perceptive and kind. We will deeply miss her and the beautifully crafted Dr. Maggie Pierce”.
Showrunner Vernoff will also leave “Grey’s Anatomy” after the end of the 19th season currently running in the USA. A 20th season of the popular series has not yet been ordered by ABC. German television viewers can watch the 19th season of “Grey’s Anatomy” on ProSieben on free TV from April 24th. The new episodes on Joyn and the Disney+ streaming service start a week earlier.