12 times celebrities fought for equal pay in their starring roles
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12 times celebrities fought for equal pay in their starring roles January 1, 2021 is the third anniversary of the launch of the Time's Up movement combating gender-based discrimination in Hollywood and beyond. Patricia Arquette called for wage equality in her viral 2015 Oscars acceptance speech and took her activism to Capitol Hill. Jessica Chastain turned down a role with a wage gap in 2017, and she negotiated equal pay for herself and Octavia Spencer in 2018. Chadwick Boseman took a pay cut in order for Sienna Miller to be paid equally for "21 Bridges." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 1, 2018, spurred by the revelation of Harvey Weinstein's widespread sexual misconduct and the #MeToo movement, celebrities came together to protest sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in Hollywood and beyond. They founded a movement of their own called Time's Up to fight for safer workplaces and equal pay in the entertainment industry.Even before the Time's Up movement, women in Hollywood have spoken out about being paid less than their male co-stars. Sometimes, they've been able to negotiate fair compensation. Other times, they didn't even know they were being paid less until after the fact.Here are 12 times actors fought for the equal pay they deserved.Read the original article on Insider
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