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Whether it is awarding a portion of their larger paycheck to an official, or refusing to work on projects with large gaps Equal pay, Singles actors sometimes step in and try to counterbalance the insidious pay gap in Hollywood, one by one in New interview for empireOctober issue Late Celebration Chadwick BosmanAnd the Sienna Miller Remember how Black Panther A star gave part of 21 bridges Her salary to offset the difference in her wages for the movie. “I didn’t know if I was going to tell this story or not, and I haven’t yet. But I will say it because I think it is a testament to who it was,” Miller says. “This was a very big budget movie, and I know everyone understands the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number the studio wouldn’t get.”
The actress explains, “Because I was reluctant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an uncomfortable time, I said, ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated the right way.'” And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number I called. He said that is what I deserve. “
Bosman himself was a producer on the 2019 police action drama, and he personally sought Miller for the role, as well as ultimately “donating” the difference between what the actress requested and what the studio was willing to pay.
“It was about the most amazing thing I have ever experienced,” Miller recalls. “That kind of thing just doesn’t happen. He said,“ You get paid for what you owe, what you owe. ”It’s unthinkable to imagine another guy in that town behaving kindly or respectfully. In the aftermath, I told friends of other male actors of mine that story and all of them They go very quietly and come home and maybe they have to sit and think about things for a while. But there was no rejoicing. It was, “Of course I’m going to get you to that number, because that’s what you have to be paid.”