She has been back at work filming season 17 of Grey’s Anatomy since September.
But Ellen Pompeo slipped out of her scrubs on Friday and opted for another monochromatic outfit.
The 50-year-old actress donned a pair of white coveralls as she headed to lunch in Los Angeles.
Day-time look: Ellen Pompeo slipped out of her scrubs on Friday and opted for another monochromatic outfit, for lunch in Los Angeles
The actress, most known for playing Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama, opted for a sporty and futuristic look.
She wore the button-up linen coveralls, with a v-neck, and teamed it with white sneakers.
The mother-of-three was sure to wear a black face mask, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the United States.
Grey’s Anatomy was one of the first TV shows to resume production during the pandemic, and is facing harsh guidelines as the US tops 8m cases and 218k deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.
Sporty: She wore the button-up linen coveralls, with a v-neck, and teamed it with white sneakers
New way to dine: She carried a brown leather handbag as she made her way to a restaurant for an al fresco lunch
She carried a brown leather handbag as she made her way to a restaurant for an al fresco lunch.
Ellen looked casual and chic as she slicked her blonde hair back into a bouncy and voluminous ponytail.
Earlier in the day, she shared a video to Instagram with her signed mail-in ballot for the 2020 election.
Shaking the sealed ballot back and forth, she captioned the video ‘It’s game time!’
Covered: The mother-of-three was sure to wear a black face mask, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the United States
Though incredibly grateful for her long television career, Pompeo recently spoke to Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert about her time on Grey’s Anatomy and what the future holds.
First making waves as Meredith Grey in 2005, the actress revealed that she hated medical dramas before landing her role on the ABC hit show.
The shows 15 year run has awarded her incredible success but has also given her a lot to think about.
‘Certainly, I think to dip out sooner rather than later at this point, having done what we’ve done, to leave while the show is still on top is definitely a goal’ she said.
Game time: Earlier in the day, she shared a video to Instagram with her signed mail-in ballot for the 2020 election. Shaking the sealed ballot back and forth, she captioned the video ‘It’s game time’
Meredith Grey: Before landing her role as lead Dr. Grey on the show, Pompeo revealed that she had previously hated medical dramas. Now in its 17th season the show has made Ellen a household name and one of the highest paid TV actresses
The star also added that though she does not lie to herself when it comes to her age, she has had a hard time watching herself go from 33 to 50 on the screen.
The show – which kicked off it’s 17th season of production just a few weeks back – will be returning to television on November 12th for perhaps its most highly anticipated season yet.
Taking to instagram to announce the news, the actress posted ‘2020 has given us another seasons’ worth of stories to tell’ before adding ‘when lifes gives you lemons…’
The actress posted an onset selfie with fellow actor Richard Flood as she addressed filming a show about frontline workers, in the midst of a pandemic that has seen so many lives lost.
Gratitude: The Station 19 star took to Instagram to share her sadness over the loss of so many healthcare workers due to the pandemic
‘I dedicate my season 17 to all who have fallen and to everyone of you who by the grace of God is still standing…the season is for you with humility and a bit of humor to get us through and endless amounts of gratitude’ she said.
When a fan on twitter asked if the new season would be about the COVID-19 pandemic, Pompeo responded, ‘Yes the biggest medical crisis the world has ever seen? Yes we are meeting the moment and telling some stories’.
The mother of three who shares her children with husband Chris Ivery, 53, has also been very outspoken on all matters of social justice, including the need for more diversity on set.
Pompeo and Ivery who have been married 13 years share children Stella, 10, Sienna, six, and son Eli, three.