Shonda Rhimes Discloses How a Free Disneyland Pass Played a Role In Her Move From ABC to Netflix

“I felt like I was dying.”

Shonda Rhimes is recalling what led to her decision to leave ABC after over 15 years at the network.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Shondaland creator asserted her breaking point came when she reputedly received pushback after asking for an extra Disneyland pass.


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In spite of earning Disney, ABC’s parent company, over $2 billion, Rhimes, 50, said she was still experiencing constant battles with the network over budget and content.
“I felt like I was dying,” she described. “Like I’d been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time.”
However, she eventually decided to sever ties with the company over a request for a ticket to the happiest place on Earth.
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