Natalie Portman is the latest Hollywood A-lister to express her anger and regret over accepting the gender pay gap.
In a new interview with Marie Claire, the Academy Award winner has revealed that Ashton Kutcher was paid THREE TIMES the amount she was for their 2011 rom-com No Strings Attached.
“I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with “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.
“Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar,’ she continued. ‘In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.
“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."
Ashton Kutcher has also tweeted out the interview with Marie Claire in support for his co-star and other actresses -
Natalie Portman is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, so this news further proves just how severe the gender pay gap issue is.
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