Macy was one of her biggest supporters, and it was eventually confirmed that they would receive #Equal Pay going forward; however, Rossum had to threaten to leave the show before season 8 began for them to comply. "And I know for a fact that when men go into these negotiations, they go in hard and ask for the world". I know that's the industry perception because I've been this character [Meredith Grey] for 14 years. If the right role comes along, and it's interesting, then never say never, but I do have three kids.
Speaking of her new deal, which will extend her run as Meredith Grey for a 15th and 16th season of the show, she says, "I was really excited of (sic) having a whole, completely new, fresh voice to write the show". "They wouldn't give it to me".
" For me, Patrick [Dempsey] leaving the show [in 2015] was a defining moment, deal-wise". Pompeo also revealed that it was the show's creator Shonda Rhimes, who emboldened her to ask for more money. And I could have walked away, so why didn't I?
Vergara earns more than double her male co-stars, while Cuoco is paid at the same level as hers, according to Forbes. "I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing - it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé", she said. "They're calling me, going, "What do you think of this guy?"
Pompeo now brings in $575,000 per episode for her starring role and additionally has production and back end rights to the show as well as a rumored up coming spin off. And they're sending pictures. "Had he, I'm a little rough around the edges and I grew up around some very tough people, so I probably would have picked up a vase and cracked him over the f***ing head". I couldn't believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there. "Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?" "We have Patrick" - which they did for years", she said.
Pompeo, who stars in the medical drama as Meredith Grey, told The Hollywood Reporter that she will earn $575,000 an episode for seasons 15 and 16, under a deal signed late previous year.
When the idea for "Grey's Anatomy" was first brought up to her two years later, she wasn't happy.