Preventing for what’s proper! Many Hollywood actresses have utilized their platforms to try to shut the gender pay hole and advocate to be compensated the identical as their male counterparts.
Michelle Williams was put on the forefront of the scenario when it was revealed in January 2018 that she was paid lower than $1,000 to reshoot scenes in All of the Cash within the World, whereas her costar Mark Wahlberg made $1.5 million. Whereas the Best Showman actress didn’t instantly reply to the drama, many fellow ladies in Hollywood fired again on her behalf.
“UNACCEPTABLE. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO SAY THE LEAST,” Busy Philipps, Williams’ longtime greatest pal, tweeted on the time. “SHAMEFUL IS CORRECT.”
Jessica Chastain, for her half, wrote in a collection of tweets: “I heard for the reshoot she bought $80 a day in comparison with his MILLIONS. Would anybody wish to make clear? I actually hope that with every little thing coming to mild, she was paid pretty. She’s a superb actress and is great within the movie. Please go see Michelle’s efficiency in All The Cash in The World. She’s a superb Oscar nominated Golden Globe profitable actress. She has been within the trade for 20 yrs. She deserves greater than 1% of her male costar’s wage.”
Chastain, for her half, was even a fierce advocate in guaranteeing that her 355 costars — together with Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Kruger — have been compensated equally and pretty.
“The actresses are all homeowners of the movie,” the Sands Between Lady actress advised Leisure Tonight in January 2022. “We raised the cash independently. We made it with no studio, with no studio system and we made it for a fraction of what a movie like this may usually price, so it was actually thrilling to carry this into the world in that approach.”
Wahlberg subsequently donated his compensation to a ladies’s group within the Dawson’s Creek alum’s honor. “Over the previous couple of days my reshoot payment for All of the Cash within the World has grow to be an necessary subject of dialog,” he mentioned in a press release on the time. “I 100% assist the struggle for honest pay and I’m donating the $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Authorized Protection Fund in Michelle Williams’ title.”
The Time’s Up Authorized Protection Fund was based simply days earlier than information of Williams’ minimal pay broke. In accordance with the Nationwide Girls’s Regulation Middle web site, the fund was created to lift cash to “join ladies who expertise office sexual harassment and retaliation with attorneys and, in some instances, media specialists.”
Scroll down to seek out out what Viola Davis, Emma Stone and extra stars have mentioned about equal pay: