The Ellen DeGeneres Show could be coming to an end.
The 60-year-old daytime TV host is having mixed feelings about her talk show. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ellen revealed that she thought twice before extending her contract through to 2020. Being such a major decision, the comedian got candid about consulting her brother and wife Portia De Rossi along the way.
“She gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,” DeGeneres says of her wife, who said in return, “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity. There are other things she could tackle.” No matter what happens, de Rossi explained, “I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.”
One of the issues is that Ellen feels that the show isn’t representative of her true self.
“The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk-show host,” she said. “There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference.” “She’s just a bit more complicated than she appears on the show,” de Rossi told the outlet. “There’s more range of emotion.”
This isn’t the first time Ellen opened up about what the next phase of there career would look like. Back in January, she told Today co-host Hoda Kotb was a guest on her talk show, “I don’t know [what I’m looking forward to],” she said. “That’s why I’m going to keep doing this until I figure that out.”