Pompeo thinks that actors/actresses and anyone else working for a company or industry should feel empowered enough to ask for what they deserve. For years, she let her contract with Grey’s be, well, not as much as it should have been. But, feeling empowered now, she believes she’s getting what she should be earning. She also added:
I should also say this: I don’t believe the only solution is more women in power, because power corrupts. It’s not necessarily a man or a woman thing. But there should be more of us women in power, and not just on Shonda Rhimes’ sets. Look, I only have a 12th-grade education and I wasn’t a great student, but I’ve gotten an education here at Shondaland. And now my 8-year-old daughter gets to come here and see fierce females in charge. She loves to sit in the director’s chair with the headphones on yelling “Action” and “Cut.” She’s growing up in an environment where she’s completely comfortable with power. I don’t know any other environment in Hollywood where I could provide that for her. Now I hope that changes … and soon.