Emma Stone says male co-stars have helped her get equal pay

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS AN­GE­LES — Emma Stone says that male co-stars have taken pay cuts to en­sure she re­ceived equal pay on films. Speak­ing to ten­nis great Bil­lie Jean King in an in­ter­view pub­lished Thurs­day in Out Mag­a­zine, Stone said the ges­ture to match has im­pacted what she’s able to ask for in the fu­ture.

The Os­car-win­ner por­trays King in the up­com­ing film “Bat­tle of the Sexes’’ about the 1973 match against Bobby Riggs.

Stone has spo­ken about the gen­der pay gap in Hol­ly­wood be­fore, as have big screen stars like Jen­nifer Lawrence, Natalie Port­man and Scar­lett Jo­hans­son.

Her ex­pe­ri­ence is not uni­ver­sal, though. Stone’s co-star An­drea Rise­bor­ough said that she has not had the same ex­pe­ri­ence and has been paid less than male co-stars even when she’s asked for a raise.

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