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Ellen Pompeo Talks Revealing 'Grey's Anatomy' Salary on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': 'I'm Grateful'

Ellen Pompeo Talks Revealing 'Grey's Anatomy' Salary on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': 'I'm Grateful'

Ellen Pompeo appeared on Thursday’s (February 8) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and dished all about her decision to go public with her eight-figure paycheck on the cover of THR‘s January issue.

“I’m grateful that it was received in the way in which I intended it to be, which was as an empowering story for women and to also be very honest about my faults and my shortcomings,” the 48-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star told Jimmy.

“Because I think that there’s a lot of blame, especially right now. People are blaming people. There’s a lot of finger pointing, but there’s less people owning up to their side of things,” Ellen continued. “And I wanted to sort of do a truthful interview and talk about my road to my own empowerment and how I got there, but also mistakes I’ve made along the way.”

“As women, you know, it’s not only about what’s done to us or what’s not given to us. It’s what don’t we ask for,” Ellen added. “You know, how much of it is [it] isn’t given to us, or is it that we don’t ask? I think that as much as we can point the finger at other people and [say], ‘You don’t give us or you don’t treat us fairly,’ We also have to point the finger at ourselves and say, ‘Did we ask? Did we step up and have the uh, gumption, to ask for what a man would?’ We have to own part of it. And sometimes we’re too shy; we’re too afraid to be seen as difficult to really speak our mind.”

That same evening, Ellen was spotted walking hand in hand with her husband Chris Ivery after grabbing dinner at Madeo Restaurant following her JKL appearance.


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Credit: Randy Holmes; Photos: ABC, Backgrid USA
Posted to: Chris Ivery, Ellen Pompeo

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