EVAN Rachel Wood got “emotional” when she found out she was getting equal pay.
The ‘Westworld’ star was shocked when she was told she would be receiving the same wage as her male co-stars such as Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris.
She said, “I was just told that, you know, ‘Hey you’re, you’re getting equal pay.’ And I was like, [gasp]. And I almost got emotional. I was like, ‘I have never been paid the same as my male counterparts … Never, never.’”
However, Evan is surprised by the decision in a way. She added to The Wrap, “It’s like, ‘Well, you’re Anthony Hopkins or Ed Harris.’ But I think now we’re all doing equal amounts of work and really hard work.”
Meanwhile, Evan previously admitted she finds the disparity in wages for men and women in the film industry “staggering”.
When asked if she has experienced the gender wage gap first hand, she said, “So many times. I’ve dated and was married to an actor [Jamie] and there was transparency there in our salaries. It was staggering, the difference. Even with people I feel like I’m on par with, the difference is miles away from each other.” – BANG!