Natalie Portman reveals she was paid three times less than Ashton Kutcher in the same movie they starred in
12 January 2017 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Natalie Portman exposed in her recent interview the gender wage gap in Hollywood she experienced herself as she said that she earned three times less than what Ashton Kutcher made in the same movie that they starred in.
The “Jackie” actress and Kutcher both starred in the 2011 romantic comedy flick “No Strings Attached.” Portman revealed in an interview with the February issue of Marie Claire U.K. that even if they shared the same amount of screen time for the movie, she was paid much less than her male counterpart. She further revealed, "Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on No Strings Attached. I knew and I went along with it, because there's this thing with 'quotes' in Hollywood. His was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more." Quote in Hollywood means the way of estimating the value of an actress or actor in Hollywood.
Portman continued to say that after the film, she became angrier about the pay gap. She revealed that she gets paid a lot and it is difficult to complain but the disparity between her salary and Kutcher’s is crazy.
She added that the difference of the national pay gap in the United States is 80 cents to women and one dollar to men when it comes to most professions in the country. However, if it is in Hollywood, women make only 30 cents and men make one dollar.
Portman is also best known for her “Black Swan” role, which garnered a lot of buzz in the Oscars. Same with her new role now in the movie “Jackie” as Jackie Kennedy, Portman is expected to take the awards event by storm.
Aside from that, Portman also became political. She shared of Donald Trump set to assume presidency in a few days, “I feel energized to be an activist; that our art is more urgent than ever. It’s more important than ever to be as good a person as you can be in your community and to be really active in helping people who need more help now than ever.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried , Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset , and many more have also spoken up against gender pay gap in Hollywood.
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