Natalie Portman has joined the gender pay gap war!
During a candid chat with Marie Claire UK for their February issue, the Jackie actress revealed Ashton Kutcher received a significantly bigger paycheck for their 2011 film, No Strings Attached. This is particularly shocking since Miz Portman had already one Oscar under her belt!
According to the A-lister, the That ’70s Show alum was paid THREE times more than she was for the rom-com. The Black Swan star dished:
“I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ├óΓé¼╦£quotes’ in Hollywood. . .His [quote] was three times higher than mine so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.”
So disgusting. And while the gender pay gap is a national problem, the disparity in Tinseltown is particularly shocking as Natalie continued:
“Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar. In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”
Ummmm, so not okay!
Thankfully, the 35-year-old is determined to find a solution to this heinous problem as she added:
“I don’t think women and men are more or less capable. We just have a clear issue with women not having opportunities. We need to be part of the solution, not perpetuating the problem.”
And Natalie has put her money where her mouth is as she previously demanded that a female director helm the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic she’s attached to. Snaps.
Here’s hoping the bigwigs in this industry start properly valuing these artists in the near future!
[Image via Marie Claire UK.]