Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will be on TV screens until 2020 but the comedian isn’t so sure about the show’s future afterward.
In an interview with the New York Times, DeGeneres revealed that in 2016 she was “close to declining” her contract for the show which premiered in 2003.
Now, she’s torn on if she should move forward or not. The indecision is fueled by two people close to her.
DeGeneres says that her brother, fellow comedian Vance, wants her to continue the show because “in the age of Trump, the country needs her positive, unifying voice on television every day.”
However, her wife actress Portia de Rossi thinks DeGeneres should pursue other ventures.
“I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity,” de Rossi told the Times. “There are other things she could tackle.
“She (de Rossi) gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,” DeGeneres added.