Scar­lett Jo­hans­son speaks out on gen­der wage gap in Hol­ly­wood

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Hol­ly­wood star Scar­lett Jo­hans­son (right) says she might be Hol­ly­wood’s “top-gross­ing ac­tress of all time”, but that does not im­ply she’s paid the high­est.

The 32-year-old said she has had to bat­tle it out with the in­dus­try to achieve what she has. “This does not mean I’m the high­est paid. I’ve had to fight. It’s such a fickle and po­lit­i­cal in­dus­try,” she told Marie Claire in an in­ter­view.

The Avengers ac­tor said she was ini­tially un­com­fort­able in dis­cussing her per­sonal strug­gles in pub­lic. “Maybe I’m be­ing pre­sump­tu­ous, but I as­sumed it was ob­vi­ous that women in all po­si­tions strug­gle for equal­ity. It’s al­ways an up­hill bat­tle.” Un­der­scor­ing the fact that “sex­ism is real”, Jo­hans­son added that ev­ery fe­male she knows has been af­fected by it.

PHOTO:IAN GA­VAN/GETTY IM­AGES

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