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Robin Wright Had To Threaten Netflix To Get Equal Pay With Kevin Spacey On House Of Cards! Hear Her Story!

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Make that money, Robin!

Robin Wright is currently starring in probably the most prominent role of her career, but for some reason she hasn't always been making the same salary as her costar.

The 50-year-old actress and Kevin Spacey have played husband-and-wife team Claire and Frank Underwood on four seasons of House of Cards, but it wasn't until the later years of the Netflix drama that they finally achieved equality.

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But that's only because Robin had to literally threaten the streaming service into fixing their gender wage gap!

The three-time Emmy nominee stopped by the Rockefeller Foundation on Tuesday to chat about feminism in modern television, and ended up sharing her own personal battle with sexism, saying:

"I was like, ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin.' It was the perfect paradigm. There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in House of Cards

I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood's character was more popular than his for a period of time. So I capitalized on it. I was like, 'You better pay me or I'm going to go public!'"

You tell 'em, girl!

In addition to their acting, Robin and Kevin each served as executive producer for the most recent season — with Robin even directing seven episodes throughout the series' run — so we think she more than deserves her fair share of the profits.

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But why does Robin believe she was at a disadvantage in the first place??

"Because I wasn't working full time, I wasn't building my salary bracket. If you don't build that — with notoriety and presence — you're not in the game anymore. You become a B-list actor. You're not box office material. You don't hold the value you would have held if you had done four movies a year like Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett did during the time I was raising my kids. Now I'm kind of on a comeback at 50 years old."

While that makes sense, we're hoping conversations like this eventually lead to true equality!

Plus, there's no reason for Frank Underwood to be making $500,000 an episode while Claire only gets $420,000 despite being the better character…

Do U think Robin and Kevin are on equal playing ground??

[Image via Netflix.]

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