Alex and Meredith on Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo on Possible Mer-Alex Romance: 'They're Too Much Like Brother and Sister'

Meredith’s growing dependency on Alex in the wake of Cristina’s departure and, more importantly, Derek’s death has give (some) Grey’s Anatomy fans heart palpitations. Ellen Pompeo is not one of them.

In an interview with TVLine, the actress says she believes Alex and Meredith make better siblings than sweethearts. “I think they’re too close… too much like brother and sister. I have super-close friends who I’m not romantically attracted to at all. So I think just because you’re so in love with someone in one way doesn’t mean it’s a romantic love. But they certainly do understand each other a lot.”

In a recent TVLine poll, a slight majority of Grey’s fans were in favor of an Alex-Mer love affair. Should series creator Shonda Rhimes opt to go there with the longtime friends and co-workers, Pompeo says she will fully commit to the storyline. “Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter what I think‎,” she concedes. “This is Shonda’s show and whatever path she chooses to go down creatively, I’m with her. I’m going to give it my all. I trust her vision. We’ve been a great team so far.”  (Reporting by Vlada Gelman)

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