Jessica Chastain: 'I Made Less Than A Quarter’ Of What Was Reported For 'The Martian'
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>Jessica Chastain invoked the Hollywood wage gap afflicting today's actresses in a HuffPost Live conversation on Friday, alluding to a recent report that suggested she made $7 million for "The Martian"-- a whopping $18 million less than her co-star Matt Damon. According to the actress, however, their paycheck disparity far exceeds that.
>"I've actually never said this, I think, so here we go: There's also misinformation out there," Chastain told host Alex Miranda. "Like someone wrote an article once that said I made a certain amount of money for 'The Martian.' I made less than a quarter of that in reality. And so people are already saying, 'Well, she's making a lot less than her male co-stars because she's making this.' I made less than a quarter of that in reality, so there is a huge wage gap in the industry."
>"It's wonderful that people are starting to talk about the wage gap, and really [admit] that it's an issue," she said. "Women can talk about it, [but] it actually moves me a lot to hear men talk about it as well. I think the film industry is an incredible group of people ... and so the more that we all discuss it as a community, that's what I think is going to help."
How can she complain about making less than the main lead?