Portia De Rossi on why she quit acting

Portia de Rossi Confirms She's Retired From Acting


It's always a treat when Portia De Rossi appears on her wife Ellen DeGeneres' talk show.

"I just think it's unbelievable, too, because all you've ever known your entire life is acting, that's all you've known, and you took a chance, and you decided 'I'm gonna try a whole new thing that I've never done'".

"He seemed understanding and totally got it and we had a great conversation and then he wrote me into five episodes", she said.

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Of course, he made a decision to write her character into a few episodes anyway, so the fifth season of Arrested Development, in which she plays Lindsay Bluth, will be her last acting job. "And I kind of knew what acting would look like for me for the next 10, 20 years, so I chose to quit and start a business", the art-reproduction company General Public, in which artists receive royalties on sales of specially textured prints. "Don't know how it happened, but, yes, I am on Season 5".

"When I'm out with Ellen, fans come up to us and say, 'Oh, my God, Ellen, you're an angel'". "I was approaching 45. and I just was wondering [if] there's something that I could tackle now that I've never done before that would be really challenging and different".

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De Rossi said she plans to dedicate her time to her own art curation and publication company called General Public. "And she's the only person I want to hang out with".

"She's just so awesome!"

De Rossi said she launched her art publishing company to bring high-quality prints to everyone.

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