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Whether it’s giving part of their own higher salary to a bonfire or refusing to work on projects with significant wage capital gaps, individual contractors sometimes intervene and try to balance the disastrous pay gap in Hollywood, one at a time. concert. In a new interview for EmpireIn the October issue of the late Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller recalled how black Panther star gave part of his 21 Bridges salary to compensate for the difference in her pay for the film. “I didn’t know whether to tell this story or not, and I still haven’t. But I’ll say it because I think it’s a testament to who he was, “Miller said. “It was a pretty big budget movie, and I know everyone understands the pay gap in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get.”
He explained to the actress: “And since I was hesitant to go back to work and my daughter was starting school and it was an awkward time, I said, ‘I’ll do it if I get compensation the right way.’ And in the end, Chadwick donated part of his salary to get me to the number I had asked for. He said I deserved to be paid. “
Boseman, who himself produced the police action drama in 2019, personally sought out Miller for the role, except that he eventually “donated” the difference between what the actress asked for and what the studio was willing to pay. .
“It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced,” Miller recalled. “It simply came to our notice then. He said, “You get the salary you deserve and it’s worth.” It is simply unattainable to imagine another man in this city behaving so mercifully or respectfully. Then I told other friends of mine male actors this story and they all go very very quietly and go home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while. But there was no ostentation. It was, “Of course, I’ll take you to this number, because that’s what you have to be paid for.”