CHARLIZE Theron took a stand to ensure she got paid the same as co-star Chris Hemsworth for ‘The Huntsman’.
The 39-year-old actress was initially set to be paid less than her co-star for appearing in movie, which is due out in 2016, but she negotiated and will now get more than $10 million for her appearance.
An insider explained, “Charlize insisted that she get paid the same money as Chris. She has a great track record, so she got the same deal.”
Another source told the New York Post’s Page Six column, “One knock-on effect from the Sony hacking scandal is that there will be more sensitivity about equal pay for actresses and hiring practices at movie studios.”
‘The Huntsman’ is a prequel to the 2012 hit film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, which also starred Kristen Stewart.
Meanwhile, Aaron Sorkin claimed recently women’s on-screen roles have a lower “degree of difficulty” than men’s.
The 53-year-old producer said Meryl Streep and Dame Helen Mirren are two of the only female stars who can hold their own among the top male actors.
He said, “Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys but there just aren’t that many tour-de-force roles out there for women.” – BANG!