The star says her brother has been encouraging her to stay on as a positive force in these politically divided times, but she’s still considering pulling the pin.
‘She gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,’ Ellen says of her wife’s wish that she wraps the show up.
Portia insists the star could be much more than her chat show affords her.
‘I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity,’ she told the Times. ‘There are other things she could tackle.
‘I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.’
Ellen – who is well known in Hollywood circles to be a much more emotionally nuanced person than the consistently sunny figure seen on her show - agrees that she has the potential to be more, including doing ‘someone unappealing’ on screen.