Ellen Pompeo, star of the long-running TV show Grey's Anatomy, recently gave a hard-hitting and fearless interview to The Hollywood Reporter. In it, Pompeo chronicles the lengths she had to go to and the stamina it took for her to fight for, and get, pay equality in her role as Meredith Grey, the character the show is named for.
Check out the interview here:
The quotes left Twitter feeling so inspired:
“Why should I walk away from a great part because of a guy? You feel conflicted but then you figure, "I'm not going to let a guy drive me out of my own house." EU AMO MT A ELLEN PQ ELA FALA AS COISAS MESMO— Tati • MOTW (@strippedjt) January 17, 2018
Ellen about Patrick "For me, Patrick [Dempsey] leaving the show [in 2015] was a defining moment, deal-wise.....he and I never discussed our deals. There were many times where I reached out about joining together to negotiate, but he was never interested in that." pic.twitter.com/PeGYuXJBLW— DempeoMD (@DempeoMD) January 17, 2018
"Faye Dunaway is driving a fuckin' Prius today. Now, there's nothing wrong with a Prius, but my point is, she had no financial power. If we're going to invoke change, that has to be part of it." This is a surprisingly fascinating read. https://t.co/D2c8QToNbU via @thr— Farrah Alexander (@WineCoffeeLove) January 17, 2018
But maybe Pat said it best: