Wage gap

Amanda Seyfried reveals female and male co-star wage disparity

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Amanda Seyfried has joined the ranks of celebrities in Hollywood speaking out against the vast disparity in pay for female and male co-stars. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, she explained how only several years ago, she discovered that she was paid 10 percent of what her male co-star earned on a big budget movie when they were “pretty even in status.” Along with other big names such as Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan who have been vocal about the Hollywood wage gap, Seyfried is helping to make the situation harder to ignore, especially after the Sony hacking scandal last December. The hacks revealed just how large the difference in salaries can be between male and female co-stars, such as Charlize Theron receiving $10 million dollars less than Chris Hemsworth for their upcoming movie The Huntsman. Seyfried believes there is still a long way to go before the wage gap can be considered a thing of the past. “It’s not about how much you get, it’s about how fair it is,” she told The Sunday Telegraph.

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