Ashton ap­plauds Natalie’s take on gen­der pay gap

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Amer­i­can ac­tor Ashton Kutcher (be­low) has lauded Natalie Port­man (right) for call­ing out Hol­ly­wood on its gen­der pay gap.

The 38-year-old ac­tor stood up for Port­man, when she re­vealed in a re­cent in­ter­view that she earned three times lesser than her male co-star when they starred in the 2011 ro­man­tic com­edy, No Strings At­tached, re­ported E! News.

The Jobs ac­tor took to Twit­ter to ex­press his sup­port for Port­man. “So proud of Natalie and all women who stand up for clos­ing the gen­der pay gap!” the ac­tor tweeted.

Port­man’s co-star also shared the link to her in­ter­view. “I wasn’t as an­gry as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to com­plain, but the dis­par­ity is crazy,” the Jackie star said.

Port­man added that she doesn’t think women and men were any dif­fer­ent in ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

“We just have a clear is­sue with women not hav­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. We need to be a part of the so­lu­tion, not per­pet­u­at­ing the prob­lem,” she said.

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