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Kate Winslet describes gender pay gap talk in Hollywood as “a bit vulgar”

By WITW Staff on November 11, 2015

The debate surrounding gender equality and the pay gap in Hollywood has been making headlines all year — Jennifer Lawrence’s recent essay for the Lenny newsletter is just one example — with many major Hollywood actresses commenting on the issue. Kate Winslet, however, isn’t eager to participate, saying she’s been having “such a problem” with the ongoing conversations. “I understand why they are coming up but maybe it’s a British thing,” the Oscar-winning actress told Newsbeat. “I don’t like talking about money; it’s a bit vulgar isn’t it? I don’t think that’s a very nice conversation to have publicly at all.”

While she said she didn’t want to judge other people who have spoken out, the actress said she never saw gender equality as much of an issue throughout her career, saying: “I’m perfectly capable for standing up for myself […] but I haven’t ever really felt like I’ve had to stick up for myself just because I’m a woman.”

Read the full story at the BBC.


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