Ellen Pompeo Praised For Being A Total Badass In Airing Out Grey’s Anatomy Salary Negotiations, Patrick Dempsey Tea, & MORE!
Ellen Pompeo is our spirit animal.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Grey’s Anatomy star discusses becoming the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama — and all the bullshit (like being paid less than her male costar, Patrick Dempsey) she had to face on her way up.
One thing always remained the same, the mother-of-three was determined to get her paper.
In late 2017, the 48-year-old celeb signed a new deal that paves the way for two more seasons (15 and 16) of the medical drama, earning more than $20 million a year with $575,000 per episode. Additionally, she’ll get a seven-figure signing bonus, a producing fee, and backend on this spring’s Grey’s spinoff. Get it, bb.
In the feature with THR, the leading lady says:
“I’m 48 now, so I’ve finally gotten to the place where I’m OK asking for what I deserve, which is something that comes only with age. Because I’m not the most “relevant” actress out there. I know that’s the industry perception because I’ve been this character for 14 years. But the truth is, anybody can be good on a show season one and two. Can you be good 14 years later? Now, that’s a fuckin’ skill.”
And don’t worry — she definitely brought the McDreamy tea: (more…)