"I made this decision about 18 months ago", de Rossi said of her retirement from acting.
This might come as a surprise to some, especially considering that the trailer for Arrested Development season 5 features de Rossi reprising her role as Lindsay Bluth, which is good news for fans of the show.
Ellen De Generes says she so proud of Portia for starting out on a whole new career at this time in her life and putting acting behind her. He seemed really understanding and he totally got it. "We had a great conversation and then he wrote me into five episodes. Don't know how it happened".
Following the premiere of the comedy's new season on May 29, Portia will instead focus growing her business, General Public, an art curation and publishing company that uses 3-D printing. De Rossi, who is an artist herself (and who studied art in school), developed Synograph with Fujifilm. "She decided you didn't want to do anything more with acting and got off of Scandal". She thanked her longtime love for her support.
De Rossi posted a cover of French Architectural Digest that showed her work as part of a room design, showing that even if you can't own an original, you can own an appreciate a high-quality art print.
Portia de Rossi attends the Other Art Fair Los Angeles opening night on March 15, 2018. They're also really big about giving back - they're now working on building an Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda, which they are raising $10 million to complete.