Portia de Rossi Quit Acting and Here's Why

She explained it all to her wifey, Ellen.

May 16, 2018

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Portia de Rossi and Ellen de Generes are easily one of our favorite celebrity couples. They are just #Relationshipgoals.

Yesterday, Portia de Rossi (who hates doing press and interviews) appeared on her wife Ellen's show. She announced that hot off the heels of Arrested Development, she is giving up acting. 

"I was approaching 45 and I just kind of was wondering, 'Is there something that I could tackle now that I've never done before that would be really challenging and different?'" Rossi said, "I kind of knew what acting would look like for me in the next 10 or 20 years, so I decided to quit and start a business."

Of course, this isn't the first time Rossi has threatened to quit acting. She was written off of her show Scandal in order to pursue other professional goals, but then returned to the camera for Arrested Development. 

So what is her goal now? Rossi is returning to her art school roots with her new business General Public, an art curation, and publishing company. 

We're still holding out hope that the Arrested Development  gang can talk her into shooting season 6!

Watch Ellen and Rossi's full interview below.