Queen Of Diamonds

Hollywood is a suction for your confidence or your faith or your togetherness. Just walking on the street you can feel it.

– Robin Wright

 

The wage gap is not going to disappear on its own. Hollywood is famous for paying women actors less than their male counterparts. Robin Wright is an actress known for her roles in House of Cards and Forest Gump. Her voice is one of many in the fight to close the wage gap. She is at the center of this discussion as she battles to receive payment for what she is truly worth.

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Undervalued

“When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need.”

– Jennifer Lawrence

Women are undervalued. The wage gap between men and women is a major aspect of gender discrimination. Star-studded powerhouses like Jennifer Lawrence are not exempt from experiencing what it means to be a woman in the working world. She was paid less than her two male supporting co-stars from The Hunger Games Trilogy, making it clear Hollywood has issues paying their female stars what they are worth.

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The Newer Model

That’s what I love about acting, you get to find little pieces of yourself in every character you play.

–  Julianna Margulies

Treated as if she were a car too old to maintain,  Julianna Margulies was traded in by The Good Wife creators Michelle and Robert King. Their new show on CBS, BrainDead includes a majority of the cast from their previous show except her. To make matters worse the star of the show Mary Elizabeth Winstead looks like the younger version of her.

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