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Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Charlize Theron The Latest Badass To Speak Up About Hollywood Wage Gap

We don't wanna see Ravenna angry.


It’s a movement that’s (thankfully) gaining momentum. Charlize Theron is the latest female Hollywood powerhouse to speak out against gender-based pay inequality. Even before speaking out, she was already fighting for it, having demanded that she be paid the same as Chris Hemsworth for appearing in next year’s Snow White and the Huntsman sequel – the production company behind Huntsman gladly agreed.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Theron brought up her experience with Huntsman to bring up a point about how women can start standing up for themselves:

“‘I have to give them credit because once I asked, they said yes,” she says. “They did not fight it. And maybe that’s the message: That we just need to put our foot down. This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.”

She also expressed displeasure over the emails leaked in the Sony hack that revealed that Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence got paid less than their male co-stars on American Hustle, despite totally holding up half of that movie in lead roles:

“When I thought about the temperature out there — with finding out what Jennifer and Amy were being paid on a set with guy actors who are their counterparts … They’re just as good as any of the guys on there,” she said. “Yeah, that pissed me off!”

Us too, Charlize. Us, too.

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