Ellen Pompeo Weighs In on Isaiah Leaving Grey's
06/08/2007 AT 06:30 PM EDT
"I woke up this morning and saw it just, I'm sure, along with everybody else," Pompeo told E!'s Ryan Seacrest in an interview Friday. "It doesn't really have a tremendous lot to do with me. So, you know, whatever is meant to be is meant to be and whatever is going to happen is going to happen – so you just have to roll with the punches."
Added Pompeo with a laugh: "They [the producers] are very secretive about things for obvious reasons: I guess actors have big mouths."
Earlier, Washington weighed in on the decision in a cryptic statement released by his publicist Howard Bragman, saying: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more."
A source close to the show said Washington's behavior – specifically his use of a homophobic slur against castmate T.R. Knight in the fall – made him a liability.
Despite the news, though, Pompeo told Seacrest that she's anticipating the show's upcoming season – though she's not sure about many of the plot points.
"I hope the quality of the writing is good and I hope the fans stay with us," she said in the interview. "We have such an amazing support group of fans and I hope we can, you know, maintain the quality for the fans and just continue to put out quality television."