Ellen Pompeo Feels ‘Grateful’ That Kate Walsh Is Returning To ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Ellen Pompeo is excited for Kate Walsh’s return to “Grey’s Anatomy.” The 52-year-old talked about scaling back from the hit ABC medical show and gushed over her friend and co-star. “You know when I’m stepping away we need to still keep the fans in mind and keep everybody entertained and the fans love an original cast member. They love when people who come back, and that they really connect with and feel nostalgic about,” she told Access Hollywood at the D23 Expo.