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Ellen Pompeo addresses short maternity leave

March 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actress Ellen Pompeo is speaking out on why she took just four weeks of maternity leave.Pompeo's comments are in next month's issue of Self Magazine.

The actress says she took off just a month from "Grey's Anatomy" after giving birth to daughter Stella, because she felt she needed to work while she had the opportunity.

Pompeo says the writers and producers were gracious and accommodating to her. She says they wrote her scenes so she could pre-shoot them.