Grey's Anatomy: Ellen Pompeo on 'lighter tone' of season 12
by Natalie Abrams • @NatalieAbrams
Posted September 17 2015 — 9:00 AM EDT
After what was arguably the darkest season of Grey’s Anatomy, culminating in the death of Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), both the show and its leading lady Ellen Pompeo are turning over a new leaf as viewers prepare for life without the couple that defined MFEO. EW hit the set of the season premiere and sat down with Pompeo to get the scoop on what’s ahead.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How do you think the show has changed going into season 12?
ELLEN POMPEO: Doing a show this long, the challenge is to make every year fresh and new, and to give it a different feel to keep the audience engaged. Everyone can agree last year was pretty dark tonally. We were telling volatile stories, and this year we’re going to turn over the soil, and the show has a lighter look. It’s brighter. We’re trying to go back a little bit more to the original Grey’s and have a little bit of a lighter tone this year.
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