Ellen Pompeo Calls for More Diversity in TV

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Diversity matters.

Despite Hollywood making reforms to become more inclusive of all races, Ellen Pompeo still feels like more needs to be done.

The Grey’s Anatomy actress participated on a panel for Net-a-Porter which also includes Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin, Emma Roberts from American Horror Story, and Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union.

“There’s a ton of women in the room, but I don’t see enough color and I didn’t see enough color when I walked in the room today,” Ellen said. “And I had a meeting with a director of another endorsement project that I’m doing. I said, ‘You know when I show up on set I would like to see the crew look like the world that I walk around in every day.’ And I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world we see.”

The 49-year-old continued by saying, “As Caucasian people, it’s our job, it’s our task, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we speak up in every single room we walk into, that this is not OK and that we can all do better. It’s our job because we created the problem.”

Clear, Dr. Grey.