How 'Grey's Anatomy' changed Hollywood for women, minorities and more

When the show premiered in 2005, it generated buzz for its diverse characters.
2:05 | 03/04/19

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Finally you all of these women who were sitting in places of power Laurie charge and so we you know reaching out to and that. Ironman. Me. And neglected black but they're out. They're all it can eat when I took on this rule is executive producing director. I gave myself to mandate that I won it 50%. Injury to speedway Nolan told me to do it there was no need to movement and I knew I wanted to do exactly which. This guy is it to me I realized. I have directed that even though we get a lot of opportunities still. Our our meals. No please note let's agree although we will. One of the better for actors in in March joins groups who have margulies and eighties when your hair. You know person color or their gender identity. Sexuality it better add. They're just wasn't convenient place for them to believe realized. Characters I'm. I mean in the sixties and I grew up lots of black chance. Jefferson. Redd Foxx in seconds and all of these these shows. Latin it was a real long. Sot will happen in the eighty's and ninety's the me decides he can liberties kind of just like bland authority figure and and they are all praying to get better and I'm befuddled me. I'll get. The screen time. I had never seen anything happen independently in time. Thank you thank you we thought that yes if these systems he would say yes it's happened to step up inside this thing that was a surprise to me. Seoul yes I celebrate ourselves. I hope that we are have remained a pioneer home I think that we have inspired other. Makers of stories that people who have stories to come forward and share am incredibly proud that he.

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