Now that’s how you do it! After hearing that her co-star, Chris Hemsworth, was making way more money than she was for the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel, Charlize Theron demanded to be paid equal to her male co-star.
Charlize Theron, 39, is not someone you want to upset, and her The Huntsman producers just found that out the hard way. After hearing that her co-star Chris Hemsworth, 31, would be paid much more than her, Charlize put her foot down and demanded to be treated equally.
Charlize Theron Demands Equal Pay For ‘The Huntsman’
Unequal pay between men and women in Hollywood? Not if Charlize has anything to do with it.
Before production could begin on The Huntsman, a sequel to 2012’s Snow White and The Huntsman, Charlize fought hard to make sure that she and her male co-star were treated as equals, reports Page Six.
“Charlize insisted that she get paid the same money as Chris. She has a great track record, so she got the same deal,” a source close to the deal revealed.
Now, because of Charlize’s fight for equality, both her and Chris will be getting paid over $10 million a piece for the film!
Unequal Pay In Hollywood Outed By Sony Hack
Charlize’s fight for equal pay did not come out of nowhere.
After studio emails from Sony’s Amy Pascal were released online following a massive hack, it was revealed that the female stars of American Hustle — including Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams — were paid less than their male counterparts.
Hopefully more actresses stand up for themselves and demand to be treated equal!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Did Charlize do the right thing? Do you think more actresses will fight for equal pay now? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox