The Emmys may have received a ratings boost this year, but one person who wasn’t a fan was “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo.
Pompeo, who has played Meredith Grey since the hit ABC series’ inception, told the Associated Press that she “was really disappointed” by the show.
“I didn’t see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me,” she said Monday. “That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?”
The actress cleared the air later that night on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” telling host Andy Cohen that her comments were said “off the record” while in an elevator heading into the interview.
Still, she reaffirmed her statements, again saying that the ceremony seemed dated and lacked diversity.
“Grey’s Anatomy” returns for season 10 on Thursday, September 26 with a two-hour premiere. What do you think of Ellen’s comments? Share your thoughts in the comments!