“Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo is the highest-paid actress on a television drama after recently signing a two-year extension of her contract with ABC Studios.

In a candid and colorful interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 48-year-old actress said that after 14 years on Grey’s, she learned how to stand up for herself and how to ignore perceptions of prestige in favor of financial success.

“I’ve finally gotten to the place where I’m OK asking for what I deserve, which is something that comes only with age.”

***Read Pompeo’s full interview over at The Hollywood Reporter.