Many women were specifically happy with Ellen’s efforts. “The thing that’s been more meaningful is the women who have found it empowering and helpful,” she added. “I can’t tell you the amount of women who have approached me and just want to hug me and thank me for the audacity to be bold and maybe even a little crass, but authentic and explain my journey and my shortcomings, as well as my successes – has made it all worthwhile.”
Ellen’s hard work over the years has not gone unnoticed, and the benefits have spanned beyond her hearty salary. After numerous awards for the show and the actress over the years, in May, it was renewed for a 16th and 17th season. That said, Ellen extended her contract as Meredith Grey through 2021.
This opportunity will obviously help to increase her earnings even more, which many fans find funny since she wasn’t sure she wanted to be on Grey’s for this long in the first place.