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Portia De Rossi Quits Acting To Break Into The Art World

Portia de rossi quits acting starts art business
Source: MEGA

May 16 2018, Published 2:37 p.m. ET

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Portia de Rossi has decided she's done with Hollywood and wants to take on the world of art. The actress announced her retirement on her wife Ellen DeGeneres' show The Ellen Show, saying that she wanted to try something that would be "really challenging."

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EXCLUSIVE: Portia DeRossi running errands in Beverly Hills
Source: MEGA

"I was approaching 45," Portia explained when Ellen mentioned that she'd quit acting and left her latest show, Scandal, "and I was just kind of wondering is there something that I could tackle now that I've never done before that would be really challenging and different."

EXCLUSIVE: Portia DeRossi running Errands in Beverly Hills in the rain wearing colorful raincoat
Source: MEGA

That's when she decided to break into the art world. "I decided to quit and start a business," she continued. However, she added that she will be in five episodes of the fifth season of Arrested Development. "Once a Bluth, always a Bluth," she added.

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EXCLUSIVE: Portia De rossi running errands in Beverly Hills
Source: MEGA

Portia went on to explain her new business, saying that she studied art in college and has always "been a huge art lover my whole life."

EXCLUSIVE: Portia DeRossi looks great in a short red dress
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"And I've always been interested in business," she continued, "so I thought I'd start an art curation and publishing company, which I call General Public, and we print paintings basically. Rather than the traditional flat print, we print with all the texture and articulation in the original painting, so it's actually really hard to tell the difference."

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EXCLUSIVE: Portia De Rossi runs some early morning errands
Source: MEGA

"I'm just so proud of her," Ellen gushed. "I just think it's amazing, 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.'"

Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi at Craig’s for Dinner
Source: MEGA

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