"I haven't really seen most of them, I've watched only a handful," the actress explained on her Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo podcast, according to People. "The few times I've directed, I've gone back and watched some old episodes. My intention is always to keep the spirit of the early days. That's really the hard work, is to try to keep that sort of DNA, which is hard but gives us a goal at least to strive for."
TOPICS: Ellen Pompeo, ABC, Grey's Anatomy