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Portia De Rossi on why she quit acting

Deccan Chronicle 2018-05-17 00:11:00

In a chat with wife on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, former actress Portia De Rossi revealed that it was because she cannot handle the media and paparazzi that she gave up acting. 

“You aren’t a big fan of doing press and talk shows, so thank you for being here,” Ellen told her wife. “She really doesn’t. That’s why she actually quit acting. She decided you didn’t want to do anything more with acting and got off of Scandal.”


Portia responded to this saying, “I was approaching 45 and I was just wondering was there something that I could tackle now that I’ve never done before that would be very challenging and different. I kind of knew what acting would look like for me for the next 10, 20 years, so I decided to quit and start a business,” Portia said. The company is an art curation and publication company called General Public!

Despite quitting acting, however, Portia agreed to do five episodes of the upcoming season five of Arrested Development, reports