And don’t expect the Emmy winner to pump out any other shows similar to Grey’s Anatomy. “The first thing I said was, ‘You’re not going to get another Grey’s Anatomy—not Grey’s Anatomy in a cornfield, Grey’s Anatomy on a baseball field or Grey’s Anatomy at an airport, that’s just not happening,'” she recalled telling Ted.
“‘I’d never expect it to,'” he responded, according to Shonda, to which she replied, “‘I just want to be in a place where I can make stuff and no one’s going to bother me or make me feel like I’m beholden.'”
Ted added, “That sounds great to me.”
However, Shonda admitted that it’s hard for her to not be back in network television mode, which is go, go, go.
“I spend a lot of time going, like, ‘We should have made 50 shows by now’,'” she expressed. “And not for the audience so much as, like, ‘What do the bosses think?’ And I know they don’t think I should have made 50 shows by now, but it’s very hard for me to not be the perfect storytelling machine.”