Grey’s Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo Used to Be a Fenway Park Scam Artist

She revealed her interesting way of making money as a teenager to James Corden.

The Late Late Show with James Corden

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Long before she was one of the world’s highest-paid TV actresses, Ellen Pompeo had to hustle to make a buck as a teenager in Boston.

The Grey’s Anatomy star revealed a few of her interesting scams on Wednesday night’s episode of the Late Late Show with James Corden. One of the not-so-legal operations she was a part of included running a pretty shady vodka slush stand outside of Fenway Park.

“I was just a 15-year-old kid trying to make a living hustling trying to make some money,” Pompeo explained.

While she insists the scam wasn’t her idea, it was a lucrative gig considering how many people are looking to cool off after Red Sox games during the summer. And since her slushes had a bit of a kick to them, she would get lines down the block.

“I had a little ketchup bottle with some vodka in it and I would sell special slush,” Pompeo said. “I could charge more for my special slush. Everybody was lining up at my cart.”

As for how the actress was able to obtain alcohol at such a young age, she claimed it was the men who employed her who were responsible for supplying the cart.

“It was their slush, it was their vodka bottle, it was their everything,” Pompeo said.

Check out more from her interview with Corden below.