Actually, although, they’ve already acquired the very best lesson in numbers from Mother. As a result of after years of making an attempt to work with costar Patrick Dempsey to barter a joint top-tier deal (“He was by no means ,” she informed THR) she glimpsed her window of alternative when he exited the drama in 2015. “They might all the time use him as leverage towards me—’We do not want you; now we have Patrick”—which they did for years,” she defined.
Absent McDreamy, ABC was further incentivized to carry onto the Gray in Gray’s. And when Pompeo’s staff slid her a listing of stats that confirmed how the present, which nonetheless garners some 12 million viewers, had earned mother or father firm Disney practically $3 billion, “You begin to really feel like, ‘OK, perhaps I do deserve a bit of this.'”
Requested to call her phrases, Pompeo informed Rhimes, “It is obtained to be a ton of cash. And it has to assist me with my producing as a result of producing is one thing I actually take pleasure in. That is my creativity now.” The outcome: She netted $575,000 per episode together with a signing bonus and a few $7 million in backend offers, plus workplace house and pilot commitments for her manufacturing firm Calamity Jane.