Ellen Pompeo is ‘grateful’ her income story has actually been ’em powering’ for females

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Ellen Pompeo takes pride in how her own income settlements have actually moved others.

The Grey’s Anatomy star signed up with Jimmy Kimmel on his late-night program Thursday to talk about the commonly talked about Hollywood Reporter cover story declaring her as “TV’s $20 million woman.”

Pompeo confessed she fidgeted after doing the interview that it would not be gotten the method she planned. “I have quite a big mouth and I’m honest to a fault, which in print can get you in trouble sometimes,” she informed Kimmel. “When things are printed it’s not in the same [context] in the way you said it, and I’ve gotten myself in trouble in the past with things I’ve said.”

She states in the weeks because the interview dropped, she’s been grateful to see the action it’s gotten and how it has actually moved others. “It was received in the way I intended it to be, which was as an empowering story for women and to be very honest about my faults and my shortcomings,” she stated. “Because I think there’s a lot of blame, especially right now people are blaming people and there’s a lot of finger-pointing, but there’s less people owning up to their side of things, and I wanted to do a truthful interview and talk about my road to my own empowerment, but also mistakes that I’ve made along the way.”

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More than anything, she states the variety of females who’ve approached her about the story has “been very moving.” “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 gumption to ask for what a man would,” she concerns. “We have to own our part of it and sometimes we’re too shy, we’re too afraid to be seen as difficult to really speak our mind, so I’m grateful for all of this.”

Pompeo ended the interview with a shout-out to Disney CEO Bob Iger and how he sets an example from the top down. The starlet continues to be the face of Grey’s Anatomy in its 14 th season and has actually signed a brand-new offer for a capacity 15 th and 16 th seasons.

Watch the clip above for more. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11: 35 p.m. ET on ABC.

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