Scarlett Johansson speaks out on gender wage gap in Hollywood
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.