Amanda Seyfried Fights For Equal Pay After Making 10 Times Less Than A Male Co-Star

by Isabel Bartholomew

In a new and wonderful trend of female actors speaking out about being paid less than their male co-stars, Amanda Seyfried has come forward. The actress revealed that she was paid ten percent of what a male co-star was on a big-budget Hollywood film a few years ago. (She didn’t specify which film it was—fans have speculated that it might be Les Miserables, In Time, or Dear John.) “I think people think that just because I’m easy-going and game to do things I’ll just take as little as they offer,” Seyfried says.

It’s been pretty well-established that Hollywood is a sexist, whitewashed industry; it’s important to continue to discuss equal pay and representation to bring about any kind of real change. We’re glad Ms. Seyfried has joined the conversation. “It’s not about how much you get; it’s about how fair it is,” she says. Preach! 

Images: Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!

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