Shonda Rhimes is surely a well-known name in TV and has put out amazing tv shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Station 19.
In a new interview with THR, Shonda shares an experience that was the decision-maker for her exit from ABC after so many years with the network.
She said: “I felt like I was dying,” she told the outlet about working in network TV. “Like I’d been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time.”
Shonda was given an all-inclusive pass to Disneyland as she was an employee of ABC and because she doesn’t have a partner, her second pass was given to her nanny. She had her sister come to town and they planned to take the kids to Disneyland with the nanny. But the passes aren’t transferable she asked an executive for an additional pass.
Rhimes was told, Shonda was told, “We never do this.” Eventually, she was given the pass, but when the family arrived at Disneyland, one of the passes didn’t work. She called up a “high-ranking executive” to sort out the matter, but the exec replied by saying, “Don’t you have enough?”
THR reports “Rhimes was beside herself. She thanked him for his time, then hung up and called her lawyer: Figure out a way to get her over to Netflix, or she’d find new representatives.”
She then concluded with Netflix which saw her sign a $150 million deal in 2017.
Shonda’s new series Bridgerton will be her first series for Netflix.
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