Hollywood actress, Natalie Portman recalled her experience concerning the much talked about gender pay gap controversy in a recent interview.
In the interview with Marie Claire UK, the actress said her co-star Ashton Kutcher was paid way more than she was but she didn’t dispute it because of his “quote” at the time.
“Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on 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,” she said.
Portman added, “Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar. In Hollywood, we are making 30 cents to the dollar.”
Ashton Kutcher reacted to her interview on Twitter saying he was “so proud of Natalie” for speaking against the gender pay gap.
The issue of the gender pay disparity has been the topic of conversation for a while now and many more actresses have been talking about their experiences.