Before Grey’s Anatomy catapulted her to fame, Ellen Pompeo had fairly a number of roles in some high-profile movies. From a bed room scene with Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can to enjoying Jake Gyllenhaal’s romantic curiosity in Moonlight Mile, the actress was starting to get some traction on the massive display.
Pompeo even had a shot at Marvel fame, but the vast majority of her scenes ended up on the reducing room flooring.
Ellen Pompeo works with Hollywood elite
Prior to donning her lab coat and strolling the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial, Pompeo landed a bit half in Spielberg’s 2002 movie starring DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The Grey’s star remembered getting the decision after she despatched in an audition tape.
“I said, ‘Well let me get back to you and see how much time I have. I’m really busy right now,’” she jokingly informed the Los Angeles Times in 2002. “So I met Steven and he offered me the part. And I graciously accepted. And screamed all the way home.”
While Pompeo’s function within the movie is minimal, she knew she was working with one of the best of one of the best. “If you do anything wrong, then you have no talent,” she mentioned. “Because you can’t fail with those two on either side of you. It’s impossible.”
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Moving on to Will Ferrell and Jake Gyllenhaal
Though her half within the 2003 comedy Old School didn’t garner a lot publicity, Pompeo had loads of laughs working with castmates Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn.
“It’s a big ridiculous comedy,” she mentioned within the Los Angeles Times interview. “And Will Ferrell. It was like, can I not be in this scene because I can’t watch him do that without laughing.”
Pompeo’s function in 2002’s Moonlight Mile earned her rave critiques from critics in addition to her co-star.
“I think the closest person who really got the script, next to [director] Brad [Silberling], was Ellen. So I think she really related,” Gyllenhaal mentioned of the actress. “In a lot of ways, she has the hardest job in the movie. She had such a short time and not a lot of scenes to get a point across, but she’s the catalyst that breaks them all down.”
Meredith Grey goes Marvel
In 2003, the Marvel Cinematic Universe launched Daredevil to filmgoers, with Ben Affleck as blind superhero Matt Murdock. The film additionally starred Jennifer Garner, Michael Clark Duncan, Colin Ferrell, and Iron Man director Jon Favreau.
Pompeo landed the function of Karen Page, the devoted secretary to Murdock. The Grey’s actress and Affleck immediately had a bond because of their Northeastern roots.
“I do all my scenes with Ben and he’s just a Boston boy,” Pompeo shared in 2002. “I just worked two days in the office and got to wear great Varga-inspired costumes, I had that whole ‘His Girl Friday’ look going on.”
Screenrant reported that although initially meant to be a major character, Karen Page’s half within the movie was diminished to virtually cameo standing. While no concrete causes got for the altered display time, Pompeo does have a number of extra minutes in entrance of the digital camera within the director’s lower and was supposedly going to look in subsequent sequels. Since Daredevil didn’t obtain superhero standing reception, these plans acquired nixed.
Though she could not have grow to be a serious a part of the Marvel franchise, Pompeo is clearly calling her personal pictures in prime time tv.
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