Amanda Seyfried Opens Up About Gender Pay Gap In Hollywood

Posted: Jul 14 2015, 7:32pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News


Amanda Seyfried Opens Up about Gender Pay Gap in Hollywood
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A few years ago, i was being paid 10 percent of what my male co-star was getting, says "Mean Girls" actress

Sexism is a hot topic these days especially in Hollywood.

“Mean Girls” star Amanda Seyfried is also whining about gender inequality in the film industry and has shared some of her experiences in this regard with The Sunday Times.

“A few years ago, one of my big budget films, I found I was being paid 10 percent of what my male co-star was getting, and we were pretty even in status.” Seyfried said.

Though, she did not mention any specific movie or co-star, but in recent years, she has worked with many high-profile actors like Channing Tatum (Dear John), Justin Timeberlake (In Time), Hugh Jackman,  Russell Crowe (Les Miserable) and Liam Neeson in Chloe, who was also among the Forbes’ Highest Paid Actors list in 2014.

“I think people think that just because I’m easy-going and game to do things, I’ll just take as little as they offer,” the 29-year old actress said. “But it’s not about how much you get, it’s about how fair it is.”

Seyfried is the latest to join the long list of Hollywood actresses who has been raising their voice against gender pay gap. Oscar winning Patricia Arquette called for pay equality for women during her acceptance speech in this year’s Oscars and said“It’s our time to have wages equality once and for all.”

“Monster” and “North Country” actress Charlize Theron was one of those rare cases who were able to increase their pay despite signing up low. She negotiated with the producers when she discovered that her co-star in “The Huntsman” Chris Hemsworth was paid much higher than what she was for the film.

Earlier this year, “Twilight “star Kristen Stewart also lashed out at gender discrimination in Hollywood, calling it “disgustingly sexist” and “offensive.”

In order to continue pushing for a fair pay, Amanda Seyfried believes “you have to decide if you’re willing to walk away from something.


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