Jada Pinkett Smith & Ellen Pompeo Get REAL About Race On Extraordinary ‘Red Table Talk’! MUST WATCH!
What a great conversation!
Red Table Talk has been home to consistently frank and fascinating discussions, but this one may be the most important so far.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris welcomed Ellen Pompeo for discussion about race, and it is SO refreshingly honest!
The Grey’s Anatomy star talks her interracial marriage, her own line-crossing controversies, and what people need to do to solve racism — really! One important step?
“I think that a lot of people are uncomfortable talking about race because they’re not around people of color, they don’t spend time — so they get awkward… One thing I do think that would be productive for everybody to do is just try to make different friends.”
What a great point!
In case you just came here for Grey’s goss — yeah, the question was asked. Are Ellen and Patrick Dempsey still friends after he left the show? And she gave an answer, explaining:
“We haven’t spoken since he’s left the show, if that’s… I have no hard feelings toward him. He’s a wonderful actor and we made the best TV you can make together. That’s a talented man right there. He did 11 amazing years.
Typically, when people leave the show, they need to sort of find themselves, who they are without the show, because the show takes up so much of your life. You need that time to figure out who you are without the show, we have not spoke, but I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick.”
Well, there you go. The Shondaland scoop. HOWEVER…
We recommend watching the entire episode (below)!
Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo opens up about her interracial marriage and the challenges of raising bi-racial children.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Thursday, December 6, 2018
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