We’ve been hearing about it for years, how unfair Hollywood is toward woman when it comes to equal pay.
Today it was revealed by Variety magazine that Game Of Thrones’ British stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Lena Headey are each earning $500,000 for each episode of HBO’s hit show.
The magazine also revealed that co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage picking up the same wage. This shows how HBO is taking steps to end ender pay between stars.
Do you guys all remember when Patricia Arquette brought the topic on to the table with her Oscar win? I remember having a conversation with her about how REAL this issue is. My interview is below where she talks about how she had been struggling for years to get equal pay in Hollywood.
Patricia isn’t the only actress that had voiced her opinion against the inequality that still exists in Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence revealed back in 2015 that she was over trying to find the “adorable way” to state her opinion about the disappointment at finding that she was paid less than her male co-stars.
To be honest, I hate that in 2017 this has to be even a story. It should just be the norm that everyone gets equal pay when it comes to their work. There have been many times where I have been told that I couldn’t host a show by myself because I needed a male host. I have had high powered men not want to talk to me about my projects and have wanted to deal with my husband instead because of my gender. For some reason, people don’t take you serious because of the way you look or speak. Sometimes I feel like I have to walk into meetings and be outside of my bubbly personality and a pure bitch in order to not get screwed.
I can say form experience, it is not easy being a woman in this industry. I have many stories to share about how I have gotten screwed on deals because of my gender. When I saw this story, I knew I had to share it with you guys because it’s something that has happened to me and I am so happy that networks like HBO are taking steps to change the direction on how women are being viewed in this industry.