Again in 2018, Ellen Pompeo opened up about her battle to get pretty compensated because the star of Gray’s Anatomy, one of many greatest exhibits on the earth. And now, within the midst of each the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, Pompeo is as soon as once more talking out towards studio greed.
On Tuesday, Pompeo shared a screenshot of a video from Netflix’s TikTok account that featured her in character as an annoyed-looking Meredith Gray with the caption “Me when there’s a 💣 within the chest cavity.” Pompeo added her personal textual content to the meme for her Instagram story: “Additionally me when @netflix Doesnt pay actors residuals holla let’s speak.”
Pompeo is referring to the continued stress between studio heads and actors because the SAG-AFTRA strike nears the tip of its first week. The guild formally went on strike on July 14, demanding a rise within the dismal streaming residuals. Stars of exhibits with huge streaming success like Gilmore Ladies, That is Us, and Orange is the New Black have proven their residual checks, which regularly is 2 digits or much less for a pay interval.
The Gray’s Anatomy star didn’t delve into her particular streaming residual income, however previously she opened up about how she needed to battle for her $20 million annual wage again in 2018. She informed The Hollywood Reporter that originally she felt “grasping” for asking for the wage, till she realized how a lot cash she was serving to make the corporate.
“Gray’s has generated practically $3 billion for Disney. When your face and your voice have been a part of one thing that’s generated $3 billion for one of many greatest firms on the earth, you begin to really feel like, ‘OK, possibly I do deserve a bit of this,” Pompeo defined.
Whereas Pompeo may be okay financially, she did must battle for her compensation — and it’s good to see she’s additionally combating for the actors who’re working 12 hour days and nonetheless must have a second (and typically third) job simply to outlive.
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