As if Grey's Anatomy isn't sad enough, we have to say goodbye to two characters we truly never thought would get the boot from the show. As we reported about a month ago, Sarah Drew who plays Dr. April Kepner and Jessica Capshaw who plays Dr. Arizona Robbins will be leaving the show at the end of season 14. It was a shock to all of us, as these two main characters are so loved. And it was also a shock to the cast as well.
Ellen Pompeo has been getting called out for acting insensitive about the two ladies leaving, but she wanted it to be known that was not the case at all. It was also rumoured that she was part of the reason, as the rumours stated ABC couldn't afford the two actresses after Ellen was given a pay raise and named the highest paid actress on daytime TV. Well, she debunked those rumours a few weeks back on Ellen stating that the real reason was because after 14 seasons, it's hard to come up with new storylines for old characters.
After wrapping the 14th season, Ellen took to Instagram to say goodbye to her costars and friends. In a touching tribute to Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew, she wrote about them separately in an Instagram post saying:
Boom... Thank you Jessica Capshaw for bringing it the way you have brought it for 10 amazing years… what a blessing you are and what a contribution you made to television history. Lit that screen up with your glow on the LGBT community... making a difference and making it all look so easy... GOAT #representationmatters #loveyou
And to Sarah Drew, she said:
THANK YOU to this lady…. you served up the sugar and spice for 9 years and it's been a blast. Your passion and talent for storytelling has touched so many people provoked thought and Greys is a better show because of it and you. #japrilfansdontplay
We're not crying, you're crying! To catch the 14th season of Grey's Anatomy, you can tun into ABC on Thursdays at 8 p.m.